to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
to pronounce anathemas; curse.
- Also especially British, a·nath·e·ma·tise .
- a·nath·e·ma·ti·za·tion, noun
- a·nath·e·ma·tiz·er, noun
- de·a·nath·e·ma·tize, verb (used with object), de·a·nath·e·ma·tized, de·a·nath·e·ma·tiz·ing.
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How to use anathematize in a sentence
He resolved to annihilate the unruly corps and anathematize their name.
We repent of what we have done, we defend those who repent, we anathematize those whom we defended.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
We anathematize the intruder openly; this is incautious, for our anathemas provoke reprisals.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees | Edwin Asa Dix
While he was yet opening his mouth to anathematize Mr. Murdock, that gentleman entered, familiar and cheerful.Jewel Weed | Alice Ames Winter
Clergymen began to be heard of who had ceased to anathematize papists on the one hand, or vilify dissenters on the other.Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for anathematize
to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse
- anathematization or anathematisation, noun
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