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1. crucify

verb. ['ˈkruːsəˌfaɪ'] kill by nailing onto a cross.

Synonyms

  • put to death

Antonyms

  • louden
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • crucefier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • crucifigo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Crucify

  • acidify
  • amplify
  • beatify
  • calcify
  • certify
  • clarify
  • classify
  • codify
  • decertify
  • declassify
  • deify
  • demystify
  • detoxify
  • dignify
  • disqualify
  • diversify
  • diversify
  • falsify
  • glorify
  • gratify

How do you pronounce crucify?

Pronounce crucify as ˈkrusəˌfaɪ.

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2. crucify

verb. ['ˈkruːsəˌfaɪ'] treat cruelly.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • chivvy
  • pester
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • frustrate
  • provoke
  • badger
  • chevvy
  • hamstring
  • chivy
  • harry
  • tease
  • chevy
  • bedevil
  • beleaguer
  • madden
  • beset
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • dun
  • plague
  • bug

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • brighten
  • derestrict
  • exclude

Etymology

  • crucefier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • crucifigo (Latin)

3. crucify

verb. ['ˈkruːsəˌfaɪ'] criticize harshly or violently.

Synonyms

  • pick apart
  • criticise
  • blast
  • savage
  • knock
  • pillory

Antonyms

  • please
  • bore
  • dissuade
  • man

Etymology

  • crucefier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • crucifigo (Latin)

4. crucify

verb. ['ˈkruːsəˌfaɪ'] hold within limits and control.

Synonyms

  • contain
  • curb
  • control
  • subdue
  • refrain
  • check
  • desist
  • abstain
  • moderate
  • hold
  • mortify

Antonyms

  • snarl
  • entangle
  • orient
  • defend

Etymology

  • crucefier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • crucifigo (Latin)

Example sentences of the word crucify


1. Verb, base form
And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them.

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