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Synonyms for barbarize

become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language

make crude or savage in behavior or speech

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Then, in a scene that references contemporary fears that native trade objects might barbarize their European possessors, Jacques/D'Estrelles obtains a mokomokai, or smoked head, and nonchalantly hangs it in his quarters, to du Fresne's considerable horror (p.
The East German authorities claimed that all forms of American popular culture undermined the German cultural heritage and threatened to barbarize German youth, making them more susceptible to fascist seduction.
We're outraged by liquid duplicity we barbarize with midsection blows splashes make fun of with elusive ease; what we thought pure is farrago.
He eliminated straight literary criticism from the magazine and gave great prominence to popular culture, which he viewed as helping to barbarize the country.
He chooses to live at the level of the native Africans, and in so doing corrupts and barbarizes them.