verb (used with object), a·nath·e·ma·tized, a·nath·e·ma·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), a·nath·e·ma·tized, a·nath·e·ma·tiz·ing.
Origin of anathematize
Examples from the Web for anathematised
Bill anathematised the dog, but the ludicrous bereavement he had sustained made him laugh, in spite of his teeth!The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Part 3.|Robert Seymour
Men are Whigs or not-Whigs, and the not-Whig is less a heretic to be anathematised than a blockhead beneath the reach of argument.Hours in a Library|Leslie Stephen
The savants had rejected steamboats as impossible; the priests had anathematised them as impious.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The noble author of the “Characteristics” anathematised “the Gothic model of poetry.”Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
All such things, as part and parcel of the bourgeois system, were anathematised.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
"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.