What does crucify mean?

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ˈkru səˌfaɪcru·ci·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crucify(verb)

    kill by nailing onto a cross

    "Jesus Christ was crucified"

  2. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

  3. mortify, subdue, crucify(verb)

    hold within limits and control

    "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

  4. savage, blast, pillory, crucify(verb)

    criticize harshly or violently

    "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

Wiktionary

  1. crucify(Verb)

    To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.

    Etymology: crucefier, from crucifigo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crucify(verb)

    to fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet

    Etymology: [F. crucifier, fr. (assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux, crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucifix.]

  2. Crucify(verb)

    to destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify

    Etymology: [F. crucifier, fr. (assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux, crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucifix.]

  3. Crucify(verb)

    to vex or torment

    Etymology: [F. crucifier, fr. (assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux, crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucifix.]

Freebase

  1. Crucify

    "Crucify" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the fifth single from her debut studio album Little Earthquakes. It was released on May 12, 1992 by Atlantic Records in North America and on June 8 by EastWest Records in the UK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crucify

    krōō′si-fī, v.t. to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross: to subdue completely: to mortify: to torment:—pa.p. cru′cified.—ns. Crucifī′er, one who crucifies; Cru′cifix, a figure or picture of Christ fixed to the cross; Crucifix′ion, death on the cross, esp. that of Christ.—adjs. Cru′ciform, in the form of a cross; Crucig′erous, bearing a cross. [O. Fr. crucifier—L. crucifigĕre, crucifixumcrux, and figĕre, to fix.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucify in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crucify in a Sentence

  1. William Jennings Bryan:

    Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. We will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.

  2. Franklin Graham:

    Not only do they kill and butcher and rape Christians and burn churches and crucify Christians, but they turn on each other and kill each other, this is something our country is going to have to come to grips with.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

  4. Roger Ebert:

    Don't crucify me because of what your idea of a movie star is, i didn't start out to be a movie star. I started out to be an actor. ... You lose track of the human being behind the image of the movie star.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    At the end of the day, I'm trying to distinguish ourselves from our enemies, they crucify people, they rape women, they sell them into slavery, they will kill people's children before their eyes.

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