Definitions for boycott
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a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
The act of boycotting
To abstain, either as an individual or group, from using, buying, or dealing with someone or some organization as an expression of protest.
Etymology: From Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, an English evicting land agent in Ireland who was subject to a boycott organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.
A boycott is an act of nonviolent, voluntary abstention from a product, person, organization, or country as an expression of protest. It is usually for moral, social, political, or environmental reasons. The purpose of a boycott is to inflict some economic loss on the target, or to indicate a moral outrage, to try to compel the target to alter an objectionable behavior. The word is named after Captain Charles Boycott, agent of an absentee landlord in Ireland, against whom the tactic was successfully employed after a suggestion by Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell and his Irish Land League in 1880. Sometimes, a boycott can be a form of consumer activism, sometimes called moral purchasing. When a similar practice is legislated by a national government, it is known as a sanction. Frequently, however, the threat of boycotting a business is an empty threat, with no significant effect on sales.
A boycott is a form of protest in which individuals, groups, or businesses refuse to engage in certain activities, purchase products or services, or deal with specific companies, government entities, or individuals as a means of expressing disapproval or seeking to bring about change. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as political disputes, social issues, environmental concerns, or other contentious matters.
to combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott
the process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction for the purpose of coercion
A boycott is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons. Sometimes, it can be a form of consumer activism.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
boy′kot, v.t. to shut out from all social and commercial intercourse—a kind of secular excommunication. [From Captain Boycott of County Mayo, who was so treated by his neighbours in Dec. 1880.]
Etymology and Origins
To ostracise a man. This word came into use in 1881, after Captain Boycott of Lough Mark Farm, co. Mayo, was cut off from all social and commercial intercourse with his neighbours for the crime of being an Irish landlord.
The numerical value of boycott in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of boycott in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Anyone who aspires to the highest office in the land should not be afraid to stand with the strongest supporters of Israel in America, it is wrong to boycott Israel and it is wrong to boycott AIPAC.
In terms of a boycott, unfortunately Poroshenko is not the first person to talk about this, there were also attempts to boycott the Winter Olympics. No one was able to do anything then and I think exactly the same will happen with regards to World Cup.
You'll have the right to be angry about Vault 7 only after you boycott dragnet surveillance data providers like Google, Microsoft, Skype, Facebook and LinkedIn. The true threat is coming from the private sector surveillance profiteers.
It's going to be a very political argument where folks on the boycott side will want to say they had an effect, whereas those on the other side will say the boycott didn't really work, it'll be tough.
Anyone who aspires to the highest office in the land should not be afraid to stand with the strongest supporters of Israel in America. It is wrong to boycott Israel and it is wrong to boycott AIPAC.
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- boicot, boicotejarCatalan, Valencian
- bojkotovat, bojkotCzech
- boykot, boykotteDanish
- boykottieren, BoykottGerman
- boicot, boicoteo, boicotearSpanish
- boikotointi, boikotoidaFinnish
- boycottage, boycotter, boycottFrench
- baghcat, baghcatáilIrish
- החרים, חרםHebrew
- boicottare, boicottaggioItalian
- pemboikotan, memboikotMalay
- bojkotować, bojkotPolish
- boicote, boicotarPortuguese
- бойкотировать, бойкотRussian
- bojkot, бојкотSerbo-Croatian
- bojkotoj, bojkotimAlbanian
- bojkott, bojkottaSwedish
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