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anathematize

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verb anath·e·ma·tize \-ˌtīz\

Definition of anathematize

anath·e·ma·tizedanath·e·ma·tiz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pronounce an anathema upon



Examples of anathematize

  1. <heretics anathematized by the church leaders>

  2. <fundamentalist preachers who anathematize any departure from a literal interpretation of the Bible>



1566

First Known Use of anathematize

1566


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