anathemize


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Verb1.anathemize - wish harm uponanathemize - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bring up, call down, conjure, conjure up, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
2.anathemize - curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
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Such shared testimony also contributes to interfaith dialogue: the only credible way for Christians to give a testimony to people of other religions about salvation in Christ is to speak in a united voice--or at least not to make efforts to anathemize or discredit the use of diverse Christian metaphors and approaches.