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anathematize

a·nath·e·ma·tize

anathematize

pronunciation:
nae th m taIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anathematized, anathematizes, anathematizing
definition 1: to utter strong or vehement curses against (someone or something).
synonyms:
curse, damn, execrate, imprecate
similar words:
denounce, excoriate, fulminate, proscribe
definition 2: to declare to be accursed, condemned, excommunicated, or the like.
synonyms:
damn, proscribe, stigmatize
similar words:
banish, censure, condemn, denounce, doom, excommunicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to curse strongly or vehemently.
synonyms:
curse, swear
similar words:
blaspheme, cuss, fulminate
definition 2: to declare someone or something to be anathema.
derivations: anathematization (n.), anathematizer (n.)