Definitions for ostracizeˈɒs trəˌsaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball(verb)

    expel from a community or group

  2. ostracize, ostracise(verb)

    avoid speaking to or dealing with

    "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"


  1. ostracize(Verb)

    To exclude (a person) from society or from a community, by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to talk to or associate with; to shun.

  2. Origin: From ὀστρακίζω, from ὄστρακον.

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