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ostracize (v.)

"exile by ostracism, banish by popular vote," also in a figurative sense, "to exclude from society or favor," 1640s, from Latinized form of Greek ostrakizein "to banish," literally "to banish by voting with potshards" (see ostracism). Related: Ostracization; ostracized; ostracizing.

updated on October 07, 2019

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Definitions of ostracize from WordNet

ostracize (v.)
expel from a community or group;
Synonyms: banish / ban / ostracise / shun / cast out / blackball
ostracize (v.)
avoid speaking to or dealing with;
Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
Synonyms: ostracise
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