ostracise


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ostracise


Past participle: ostracised
Gerund: ostracising

Imperative
ostracise
ostracise
Present
I ostracise
you ostracise
he/she/it ostracises
we ostracise
you ostracise
they ostracise
Preterite
I ostracised
you ostracised
he/she/it ostracised
we ostracised
you ostracised
they ostracised
Present Continuous
I am ostracising
you are ostracising
he/she/it is ostracising
we are ostracising
you are ostracising
they are ostracising
Present Perfect
I have ostracised
you have ostracised
he/she/it has ostracised
we have ostracised
you have ostracised
they have ostracised
Past Continuous
I was ostracising
you were ostracising
he/she/it was ostracising
we were ostracising
you were ostracising
they were ostracising
Past Perfect
I had ostracised
you had ostracised
he/she/it had ostracised
we had ostracised
you had ostracised
they had ostracised
Future
I will ostracise
you will ostracise
he/she/it will ostracise
we will ostracise
you will ostracise
they will ostracise
Future Perfect
I will have ostracised
you will have ostracised
he/she/it will have ostracised
we will have ostracised
you will have ostracised
they will have ostracised
Future Continuous
I will be ostracising
you will be ostracising
he/she/it will be ostracising
we will be ostracising
you will be ostracising
they will be ostracising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ostracising
you have been ostracising
he/she/it has been ostracising
we have been ostracising
you have been ostracising
they have been ostracising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ostracising
you will have been ostracising
he/she/it will have been ostracising
we will have been ostracising
you will have been ostracising
they will have been ostracising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ostracising
you had been ostracising
he/she/it had been ostracising
we had been ostracising
you had been ostracising
they had been ostracising
Conditional
I would ostracise
you would ostracise
he/she/it would ostracise
we would ostracise
you would ostracise
they would ostracise
Past Conditional
I would have ostracised
you would have ostracised
he/she/it would have ostracised
we would have ostracised
you would have ostracised
they would have ostracised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ostracise - expel from a community or groupostracise - expel from a community or group  
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
2.ostracise - avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"
keep out, shut out, exclude, shut - prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
boycott - refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
Translations
يَنْفي، يُبْعِد، يَنْبُذ
útskúfa
atstumtizstumt

ostracize,

ostracise

(ˈostrəsaiz) verb
to refuse to accept (someone) in society or a group. His former friends ostracized him because of his rudeness.
ˈostracism noun
References in classic literature ?
But whenever a whole family or any one of another shall happen so far to excel in virtue as to exceed all other persons in the community, the n it is right that the kingly power should be in them, or if it is an individual who does so, that he should be king and lord of all; for this, as we have just mentioned, is not only correspondent to that principle of right which all founders of all states, whether aristocracies, oligarchies, or democracies, have a regard to (for in placing the supreme power they all think it right to fix it to excellence, though not the same); but it is also agreeable to what has been already said; as it would not be right to kill, or banish, or ostracise such a one for his superior merit.
HARRY says: "Perhaps she should focus her efforts on persuading moderate Muslims to ostracise those who preach radicalism - radical Muslims who try and blow themselves and innocent people to smithereens.
But who on earth do the Americans think they are, to arrogate to themselves the right to ostracise politicians they don't like from other countries.