brutalize

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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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We have got to prepare for what we might have to do if he [Gaddafi] goes on brutalising his own people," the BBC quoted him, as saying.
Failure to solve it', he wrote, 'threatens the whole position of architecture as a refining rather than a brutalising influence on our environment.
President George Bush said yesterday that he had been 'disgraced' by scenes of American soldiers brutalising Iraqi prisoners.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the world cannot "stand aside" and allow violence to continue in Libya, and insisted that the global leaders should be prepared to stop Colonel Muammar Gaddafi if he "goes on brutalising his own people.
Posse enforcer Maxwell Bogel, who collected drug debts in the States by kidnapping and brutalising victims' children, hid from US cops in London.