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anathematize

[ uh-nath-uh-muh-tahyz ]
/ 蓹藞n忙胃 蓹 m蓹藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), a路nath路e路ma路tized, a路nath路e路ma路tiz路ing.
to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
verb (used without object), a路nath路e路ma路tized, a路nath路e路ma路tiz路ing.
to pronounce anathemas; curse.
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Also especially British, a路nath路e路ma路tise .

Origin of anathematize

1560鈥70; (<Middle French ) <Late Latin anathematiz膩re to put under the ban, curse, detest <Greek anathemat铆zein to bind by a curse, make accursed, equivalent to anathemat- (stem of an谩thema) + -izein-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM anathematize

a路nath路e路ma路ti路za路tion, nouna路nath路e路ma路tiz路er, nounde路a路nath路e路ma路tize, verb (used with object), de路a路nath路e路ma路tized, de路a路nath路e路ma路tiz路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for anathematize

anathematize

anathematise

/ (蓹藞n忙胃瑟m蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb
to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse

Derived forms of anathematize

anathematization or anathematisation, noun
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