ostracize ostracize  /ˈɔ strə ˌsaɪz/


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


  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.


  • 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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