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- To make something or someone into a monster.
- 2010, Forrest J Ackerman, Vampirella Archives, volume 1, page 331:
- "IRON-ON" MONSTERS Itie newest way to "Monsterize" your shirts. T-shirts, sweat shirts, jeans, jackets, notebooks-any tiling
- To give someone a very bad reputation; demonize, vilify.
- 2003, Belinda Morrissey, When women kill: questions of agency and subjectivity, page 25:
- Vilification/monsterization denies agency by insisting upon the evil nature of the murderess, thus causing her to lose
- 2002, Mark Thornton Burnett, Constructing 'monsters' in Shakespearean drama and early modern culture, page 93:
- The particular conjunction of politics and 'monsters' in Richard III 'monsterizes' an already 'monstrous' language and institution, a reflection of the level of anxiety generated by the succession crisis in the 1590s.
- 2006, Michael Finkel, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa:
- “I'd admit the past & monsterize myself in the eyes of the jury,” he wrote. “I would try to be emotionless, to add credibility to that monsterization.