- to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
- to pronounce anathemas; curse.
Origin of anathematize
Examples from the Web for anathematize
Historical Examples of anathematize
She must have no terms with it; if she would be true to her Master, she must ban and anathematize it.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
He resolved to annihilate the unruly corps and anathematize their name.
Be sure that Ravenna, anathematize as he may, will never be permitted to enter that convent.The Shadow of the Czar
John R. Carling
Will they burn me at Carfax, or will they anathematize me with bell, book, and candle?The Works of William Cowper
For my part, I utterly repudiate and anathematize the intruder.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
- to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse
"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.