Definitions for ostracizeˈɒs trəˌsaɪz

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  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"

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  1. Ostracize(v. t.)

    To banish from society, by a general consent; to exclude from social, political, or private favor; to exclude from conversation or friendship; to shun; as, he was ostracized by his former friends. A person may be ostracized by a formal vote or by a widespread but informal agreement. Marvell.

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'ostraki`zein, fr. 'o`strakon a tile, a tablet used in voting, a shell; cf. 'o`streon oyster, 'oste`on bone. Cf. Osseous, Oyster.]

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  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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