- to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
- to pronounce anathemas; curse.
Origin of anathematize
Examples from the Web for anathematised
I anathematised the hour I had ever promised to procure the bird.The Hunters' Feast
The engineer was regarded as John's seducer, and was anathematised.The Son of a Servant
Geologists were anathematised from the pulpits and railed at by tub-thumpers.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
A coloured gentleman he anathematised especially for his iteration.The Man Who Was Good
They ground their teeth, they clenched their fists, they anathematised the name of Blemish.Grif
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
- to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse
Word Origin and History for anathematised
"to pronounce an anathema against," 1560s, from French anathématiser (Old French anatemer), from Latin anathematizare, from Greek anathematizein "to devote (to evil)," from stem of anathema. Alternative anathemize (1670s) is less correct and more rare. Related: Anathematized; anathematizing.