Translation of barbarize in Spanish:

barbarize

embrutecer, v.

Pronunciation /ˈbɑːbərʌɪz//ˈbɑrbəˌraɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (person) embrutecer
    (person) llevar a un estado de barbarie
    • The army itself was barbarized and turned into an instrument of sheer oppression.
    • It proposes a barbarising of the inside of a language (thus culture) such as is unavoidable for those coming to a culture from its outside.
    • Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
    • Other races were infantilised or barbarised, or held up as object lessons in the perils of racial degeneration.
    • Kirkeby evidently was not above barbarizing them with crude strokes and muddy patches of overpainting when they threatened to become too accessible.
  • 2

    (language) corromper