anathematize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v anathematize curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Anathematize To pronounce an anathema against; to curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anathematize To pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
    • anathematize To pronounce anathemas; curse.
    • anathematize Also spelled anathematise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anathematizare, Gr. to devote, make accursed: cf. F. anathématiser,

Usage

In literature:

The man leaned against the door and ran his fingers through his hair as he anathematized the dog.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
To be logical, they must anathematize bachelors.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
We ordered coffee, thick black stuff like treacle, which Peter anathematized.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
You cannot be ignorant, that Italy and Gaul, Spain and Africa, already deplore your fall, and anathematize your name.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
Venerable parent promptly resorts to anathematization, and turns him out.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
You cannot be ignorant, that Italy and Gaul, Spain and Africa, already deplore your fall, and anathematize your name.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
As we have seen, the late Vatican Council has anathematized them.
"History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper
The des Vanneaulx were furious; they anathematized the unhappy man.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
Jones and Frank came in a few minutes apart, each anathematizing the gritty, powdery sand.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
In vain Theodore expostulated, explained, anathematized.
"The Grand Babylon Hotel" by Arnold Bennett
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