From Medieval Latin daemonizo, from daemon + -izo. Compare Ancient Greek δαιμονίζομαι (daimonízomai, “to be possessed by a demon”), from δαίμων (daímōn, “demon”)
demonize (third-person singular simple present demonizes, present participle demonizing, simple past and past participle demonized)
- (American) To turn into a demon.
- (American) To describe or represent as evil or diabolic.
- (represent as evil or diabolic): vilify
describe or represent as evil