HyperDic: ostracize

English > 2 senses of the word ostracize:
VERBsocialostracize, banish, ban, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackballexpel from a community or group
socialostracize, ostraciseavoid speaking to or dealing with
ostracize > pronunciation
Soundsao'strahsay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > ostracize: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExpel from a community or group.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbanish, ban, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar, expeler, expulsar, marginar
Catalanbandejar, desterrar, exiliar, marginar
Nounsostracismthe act of excluding someone from society by general consent
ostracismthe state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
English > ostracize: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningavoid speaking to or dealing with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"
Synonymostracise
EntailsavoidStay clear from
Narrowerboycottrefuse to sponsor
Broaderexclude, keep out, shut out, shutprevent from entering
Spanishexiliar, marginar
Catalancondemnar a l'ostracisme, exiliar, fer el buit, marginar
Nounsostracismthe act of excluding someone from society by general consent
ostracismthe state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

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