anathematize

[uh-nath-uh-muh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), anathematized, anathematizing.
1.
to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.
verb (used without object), anathematized, anathematizing.
2.
to pronounce anathemas; curse.
Also, especially British, anathematise.


Origin:
1560–70; (< Middle French) < Late Latin anathematizāre to put under the ban, curse, detest < Greek anathematízein to bind by a curse, make accursed, equivalent to anathemat- (stem of anáthema) + -izein -ize

anathematization, noun
anathematizer, noun
deanathematize, verb (used with object), deanathematized, deanathematizing.
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anathematize or anathematise (əˈnæθɪməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse
 
anathematise or anathematise
 
vb
 
anathemati'zation or anathematise
 
n
 
anathemati'sation or anathematise
 
n

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anathematize
"to pronounce an anathema against," 1560s, from Fr. anathématiser (O.Fr. anatemer), from L. anathematizare, from Gk. anathematizein "to devote to evil," from stem of anathema (q.v.).
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He likewise commanded those who were present to anathematize him.
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