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 he brought out of the closet 200 years of brutalizing blacks and exhorted the nation to right the wrongs, he tackled an issue so controversial and sought to change a feeling so deeply ingrained that it remains the nation's most divisive to this day.
Douglas notes that the these criminals' earliest act of violence is often the torture and/or killing of pets or wildlife, graduating to brutalizing younger siblings before taking intensified perversities into the streets or engaging in domestic violence.
government wasn't their friend back when Saddam Hussein was a trusted ally and was brutalizing Kurds right up to the day he invaded Kuwait.
The Israeli troops "were brutalizing the Palestinian population because the intifada had brutalized the [Israeli Defense Forces].
West that the Nazis were only protecting their people while invading, occupying, plundering and brutalizing the rest of Europe during World War II.
Many individual Jews have shared with me their embarrassment that groups, ostensibly representing them, attack ``The Passion,'' but are silent about depraved entertainment that encourages killing cops and brutalizing women.
where he keeps his gang loyal by speaking in soft, soothing tones until the only possible recourse is brutalizing someone with a crowbar.
You wonder: If the offense is succeeding and he's brutalizing the defense, and vice versa, a couple of these bull-headed jocks just might realize this megalomaniac is bullying guys unwilling to sacrifice their bodies so he can build his reputation on their blood.
Her killers are still selling drugs or brutalizing innocents or whatever L.
Among the films screening at 7 in Hollywood are ``Lars From 1-10,'' a humorous look at ``Dancer in the Dark'' director Lars Von Trier; ``Remember This,'' about one nicotine addict's desperate effort to quit smoking; and ``Shadows,'' a drama about the kapos inside Auschwitz concentration camp - Jews who were coerced by the Nazis into policing or brutalizing other Jews.