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anathematize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of anathematize

  1. 1 to ask a divine power to send harm or evil upon <heretics anathematized by the church leaders> Synonyms curse, beshrew [archaic], imprecate, maledictRelated Words condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprobate; hex, jinx, voodoo; dang, darn (also durn), dash; cuss (out), fulminate (against), rail (against), revileNear Antonyms applaud, commend, congratulateAntonyms bless

  2. 2 to declare to be morally wrong or evil <fundamentalist preachers who anathematize any departure from a literal interpretation of the Bible> Synonyms condemn, censure, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateRelated Words attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms bless




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