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ostracizes

verb
present tense third-person singular of ostracize

Synonyms & Antonyms of ostracizes

to not allow (someone) to be included in a group; to exclude (someone) from a group
  • She was ostracized by the scientific community for many years because of her radical political beliefs.
  • The other girls ostracized her because of the way she dressed.

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“Ostracizes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ostracizes. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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