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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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But instead of admitting that their policy of arrest and brutalization was discriminatory and arbitrary, the court decided to ban him and six others from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for 15 days.
The unleashing of sectarian divisions and the brutalization of people's psyche has created all the right objective and subjective conditions for violence.
brutalization of the culture has been rendered more lethal by the socialization of Kashmiri boys and men into a military culture .
Pablo Casals was no more complimentary, saying, it was "poison put to sound - a brutalization of both life and art".
Carlos spends most of the novel grimly dying as he suffers over his vexed relationship with Paulo and recalls his brutalization at the hand of various lovers and johns, the last of them a suicide.
Other issues include clean drinking water, physical and psychological safety from brutalization in war zones, and fighting government and societal corruption.
Many will argue that these more recent theories could help to explain why, for instance, Lazarillo's brutalization at the hands of a blind beggar should inspire hilarity as opposed to "solidarity" on the part of "ordinary people" (tratado 1).
The test comes in the Balkan province of Kosovo, which formed part of Serbia until a 1999 NATO military intervention aimed at stopping the brutalization of its ethnic Albanian population by the Serbian army.
And for some reason (concern for elderly academy voters' delicate sensibilities would be my best guess), Noyce presents both Chamusso's brutalization and later suspense sequences in an overly discreet manner.
Nor can it be denied that the Iraqi government itself is engaging in the brutalization of Sunnis.
have vociferously voiced their concerns over such a scenario, which they believe will entail the establishment of an Iranian style theocracy and the brutalization of the Sunni Arab population.
IN 1952, at about the same time that Ngugi wa Thiong'o witnessed the brutalization of a fellow student for daring to speak Gikuyu, an adult hit me, trying to convince me to learn a second language.