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demonize

verb [T] (UK usually demonise)     /ˈdiː.mə.naɪz/
to try to make someone or a group of people seem as if they are evil: The Nazis used racist propaganda in an attempt to demonize the Jews.Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
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