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boycott

boy·cott

boycott

pronunciation:
boI kat
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boycotted, boycotting, boycotts
definition: to refuse to buy, use, attend, or deal with (a product, activity, business, or the like), usu. as a protest or means of persuasion.
People are boycotting the shoe manufacturer to protest unjust labor practices.
synonyms:
blacklist, eschew, reject, shun
similar words:
avoid, ban, disdain, disregard, embargo, ignore, rebuff, refuse, scorn, spurn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of boycotting.
Last year's boycott of the company caused major financial losses.New laws were passed as a result of the boycott.
 
synonyms:
ban, blacklisting, condemnation
similar words:
embargo, exclusion, picketing, prohibition, rejection
derivation: boycotter (n.)
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