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anathematize

verb anath·e·ma·tize \-ˌtīz\
anath·e·ma·tizedanath·e·ma·tiz·ing

Definition of ANATHEMATIZE

transitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of ANATHEMATIZE

1566

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