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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As Napper remained free to brutalise and inflict more pain, an innocent man was jailed and vilified for a crime he did not commit.
"But we cannot bury our heads in the sand and allow China to brutalise its own people.
AS the war in the Gulf goes on,coalition forces are to plough on with their goal - to remove from power the tyrant who regularly brutalises and murders his political opponents and campaigners for democracy.