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Synonyms for dehumanize

deprive of human qualities

make mechanical or routine


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"Members of the Court made every effort to dehumanize Cindy Gladue and brought racist, sexist, and stigmatizing stereotypes into the proceedings at every turn" said Kaye.
'When we dehumanize others, we dehumanize ourselves,' Aguirre stressed.
"Disparaging statements like this are meant to dehumanize Palestinians and distract from the Israeli crimes committed against our people on a daily basis, especially in Area C," Dajani said.
"We should raise up others, not dehumanize them," Farrell said.
To dehumanize people is always to demote them in a presupposed natural hierarchy.
Shutter Island and The Hurt Locker are reminders that this can only be transformed by deciding to resist violence by refusing to dehumanize anyone.
The psychology of torture is simple: to hurt, humiliate, and dehumanize another human being into submission, if not finish them off completely.
The picture indicates that a female is only an object (note that no face was included).Women are often objectified, and by publishing this cover you joined ranks with those who dehumanize women.
This allows them to dehumanize us and treat us as though we're sins, not humans.
It made me consider the Christian Far Right's attempts to dehumanize gay and lesbian people.
Instead, the petitioners are asking the government to establish three service areas in East, Central, and West Montreal that "would ensure continuity of specialized and personalized quality services structured on a human scale, contrary to a single megacenter that would dehumanize services and alter the foundations of the network and existing users committees, as well as undermine labor union gains." The three centres would help to maintain existing relationships with clients and their families and would respect the language, religion, and traditions of Montreal's population.
They dehumanize and demonize their victims in a racialized vocabulary of white bigotry, using terms such as "venom," detritus," and "satanic" (4, 7).
Once systematized into faith, religion (theistic religion anyway) leads its followers to dehumanize non-believers and heretics, to ignore or even enjoy their pain, to devalue earthly life and fantasize about a delusional afterlife.
All are efforts to dehumanize God's greatest creation, the human being.
I suggest that there is much more at work in this passage than attempting to dehumanize or show the guilt of the passengers.