ostracize ostracize  /ˈɔ strə ˌsaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) expel from a community or group
  2. (v) avoid speaking to or dealing with

Usage(s):

  1. He will also vigorously ostracize secret diplomacy.
  2. There are too many to simply dismiss them as tyrants and ostracize them from the global community.
  3. In the mid-'30s, Russia did not shoot but it did ostracize composers whose music did not keep time to the Marxian metronome.

News

  • Out in the Tropics has evolved along with gay rights

    Once a bigoted epithet, “queer” was reclaimed by the gay-rights movement as a proudly defiant self-description. But theater artist Taylor Mac, who will perform in the annual Out in the Tropics festival this week, prefers another definition: “Someone who was ostracized by society at an early age to such a degree they could never ostracize anyone else.”
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

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