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. 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.

  3. William Kunstler:

    You can crucify a Jesus, you can poison a Socrates, you can hang John Brown or Nathan Hale, you can kill a Che Guevara, you can jail a Eugene Debs or a Bobby Seale. You can assassinate John Kennedy or a Martin Luther King, but the problems remain, the hangman's rope never solved a single problem except that of one man.

  4. Graziella Blatter-Bianca:

    Everyone wants to crucify him now, and no one wants to accept any more how much good he has done for soccer, especially for the advancement of women on the pitch as well as in the ranks of officialdom.

  5. Robert Jeffress:

    When Christians act violently they are acting in opposition to the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ, they cannot cite a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. On the other hand, radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to ‘crucify the infidels.’.

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