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1. ostracize

verb. ['ˈɔstrəˌsaɪz'] expel from a community or group.

Synonyms

  • banish
  • throw out
  • shun
  • kick out
  • ban
  • expel
  • cast out
  • ostracise

Antonyms

  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • legalize
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • ὀστρακίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ὄστρακον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Ostracize

  • anglicize
  • criticize
  • deemphasize
  • downsize
  • emphasize
  • outsize
  • overemphasize
  • reemphasize
  • romanticize
  • synthesize

Sentences with ostracize


1. Verb, base form
Finally, inclusion is not meant to ostracize classmates; it is meant to bring them together.

2. ostracize

verb. ['ˈɔstrəˌsaɪz'] avoid speaking to or dealing with.

Synonyms

  • keep out
  • exclude
  • avoid
  • ostracise
  • boycott
  • shut

Antonyms

  • patronise
  • admit
  • confront
  • repatriate

Etymology

  • ὀστρακίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ὄστρακον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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