anathematize


anathematize

verb

Definition of ANATHEMATIZE

1
to ask a divine power to send harm or evil upon <heretics anathematized by the church leaders>
Related Words condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprobate; hex, jinx, voodoo; dang, darn (also durn), dash; cuss (out), fulminate (against), rail (against), revile
Near Antonyms applaud, commend, congratulate
Antonyms bless
2
to declare to be morally wrong or evil <fundamentalist preachers who anathematize any departure from a literal interpretation of the Bible>
Antonyms bless

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