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ostracize

os·tra·cize

ostracize

 
 
pronunciation:
a str saIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ostracized, ostracizes, ostracizing
definition 1: to exclude or shun, by general agreement of the group imposing the exclusion.
The very obese teen was ostracized by many of her fellow students.During the war, the community ostracized him for being a pacifist.
synonyms:
blackball, exclude, shun
antonyms:
welcome
similar words:
bar, blacklist, debar, disown, isolate, rebuff, reject, repudiate
definition 2: to banish (someone) from his or her native land.
Some dissident writers were ostracized by the government.
synonyms:
banish, exile, expatriate
similar words:
blackball, disenfranchise, eject, expel, oust, transport, uproot
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derivation: ostracizer (n.)