Translation of dehumanize in Spanish:


deshumanizar, v.

Pronunciation /diːˈhjuːm(ə)nʌɪz//diˈ(h)juməˌnaɪz/

transitive verb

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    (brutalize, make impersonal)
    • So how can we go to war without dehumanizing the enemy?
    • By definition slavery was a brutal, violent and dehumanising institution, where slaves were seen as akin to animals.
    • He argues that we hear too much about statistics and nothing of the humans involved, thus dehumanizing the victims by depicting them as statistics.
    • According to this reading, the film is concerned with the extent to which the way we live is governed by machines - and cinema is one of them - that dehumanise our human transactions.
    • But one cannot think of human life itself as a problem to be solved without dehumanizing it - dissolving its richness and its meaning.
    • To deprive human beings of certain basic rights is to dehumanise them.
    • The endless briefings, whether here or abroad, are mostly by military officers and intelligence analysts whose discourse tends to dehumanise the war.
    • They were pushed over the top by what they considered the brutal, racist and dehumanizing actions of white officers.
    • In case you haven't noticed, our unelected leaders have dehumanized millions and millions of human beings simply because of their religion and race.
    • He applied business methods to the handling of human beings who, once they had been dehumanised, could be treated no differently from cargoes of kerosene.
    • ‘Remove the human and you get dehumanized art,’ he declared in a 1994 interview, responding to a question about the viability of nonfigurative art.
    • The results were predictable: smoldering hatred, periodically erupting into brutal, dehumanizing violence.
    • For instance, for a Philosophy paper on how propaganda dehumanizes the enemy during war, I focused on the question of who the enemy actually is.
    • In the face of dehumanization he remained human - and did not dehumanize his fellow humanity to try and get ahead or gain an advantage for himself.
    • In our attempts to dehumanize our enemy we end up becoming less than human ourselves.
    • Marx has left us a vivid rhetorical picture of the proletariat as objectified labour, demeaned and dehumanized by the brutal forces of capitalism.
    • Brave New World shows how dehumanizing it would be for human beings to be so designed that they gave up individual freedom for the stable order of a social insect colony.
    • It's a kind of documentary on how, in order to wage war, man must first dehumanize his enemy - see him as a monster of sorts - and this is accomplished with propaganda.
    • To call a person ‘Evil’ or a ‘Monster’ only has the effect of dehumanising the crime itself, diminishing the responsibility of a society in dispensing apt punishment.
    • It dehumanizes us by defining us not as human beings but as somehow less than the rest of the population, not deserving of protection or equal status.