HyperDic: excommunicate

English > 2 senses of the word excommunicate:
VERBcommunicationexcommunicate, unchurch, curseexclude from a church or a religious community
socialexcommunicateoust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
excommunicate > pronunciation
Soundseh.kskahmyuw'nahkey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > excommunicate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningexclude from a church or a religious community.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
Synonymsunchurch, curse
Broaderexclude, keep out, shut out, shutprevent from entering
OppositecommunicateAdminister Communion
Similar toexcommunicateoust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
Spanishexcomulgar
Catalanexcloure, excomunicar
Nounsexcommunicationthe act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church
excommunicationthe state of being excommunicated
English > excommunicate: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningoust or exclude from a group or membership by decree.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderoust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expelRemove from a position or office
Similar toexcommunicate, unchurch, curseexclude from a church or a religious community
Spanishexcomulgar
Nounsexcommunicationthe state of being excommunicated

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