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os·tra·cize

 (ŏs′trə-sīz′)
tr.v. os·tra·cized, os·tra·ciz·ing, os·tra·ciz·es
1. To exclude from a group or society: "Lepers wrapped in bandages—ostracized from their villages and unable to obtain work—rushed up to passing cars, waving crude handmade flags to warn of potholes, in the hope that motorists would fling loose change at them before they got too close" (John Ghazvinian). "Lionesses with worn and missing teeth are not ostracized from their pride, but live out their old age ... supported by the hunting of younger females" (Cindy Engel).
2. To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.

[Greek ostrakizein, from ostrakon, shell, potsherd (from the potsherds used as ballots in voting for ostracism); see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

ostracize

(ˈɒstrəˌsaɪz) or

ostracise

vb (tr)
1. to exclude or banish (a person) from a particular group, society, etc
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) to punish by temporary exile
[C17: from Greek ostrakizein to select someone for banishment by voting on potsherds; see ostracon]
ˈostracism n
ˈostraˌcizable, ˈostraˌcisable adj
ˈostraˌcizer, ˈostraˌciser n

os•tra•cize

(ˈɒs trəˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
1. to exclude, by general consent, from society, privileges, etc.
2. to banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate.
3. (in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote.
[1640–50; < Greek ostrakízein to banish by voting with potsherds =óstrak(on) potsherd, tile, ballot (akin to óstreion oyster, shell) + -izein -ize]
os′tra•ciz`a•ble, adj.
os`tra•ci•za′tion, n.
os′tra•ciz`er, n.

ostracize


Past participle: ostracized
Gerund: ostracizing

Imperative
ostracize
ostracize
Present
I ostracize
you ostracize
he/she/it ostracizes
we ostracize
you ostracize
they ostracize
Preterite
I ostracized
you ostracized
he/she/it ostracized
we ostracized
you ostracized
they ostracized
Present Continuous
I am ostracizing
you are ostracizing
he/she/it is ostracizing
we are ostracizing
you are ostracizing
they are ostracizing
Present Perfect
I have ostracized
you have ostracized
he/she/it has ostracized
we have ostracized
you have ostracized
they have ostracized
Past Continuous
I was ostracizing
you were ostracizing
he/she/it was ostracizing
we were ostracizing
you were ostracizing
they were ostracizing
Past Perfect
I had ostracized
you had ostracized
he/she/it had ostracized
we had ostracized
you had ostracized
they had ostracized
Future
I will ostracize
you will ostracize
he/she/it will ostracize
we will ostracize
you will ostracize
they will ostracize
Future Perfect
I will have ostracized
you will have ostracized
he/she/it will have ostracized
we will have ostracized
you will have ostracized
they will have ostracized
Future Continuous
I will be ostracizing
you will be ostracizing
he/she/it will be ostracizing
we will be ostracizing
you will be ostracizing
they will be ostracizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ostracizing
you have been ostracizing
he/she/it has been ostracizing
we have been ostracizing
you have been ostracizing
they have been ostracizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ostracizing
you will have been ostracizing
he/she/it will have been ostracizing
we will have been ostracizing
you will have been ostracizing
they will have been ostracizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ostracizing
you had been ostracizing
he/she/it had been ostracizing
we had been ostracizing
you had been ostracizing
they had been ostracizing
Conditional
I would ostracize
you would ostracize
he/she/it would ostracize
we would ostracize
you would ostracize
they would ostracize
Past Conditional
I would have ostracized
you would have ostracized
he/she/it would have ostracized
we would have ostracized
you would have ostracized
they would have ostracized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ostracize - expel from a community or groupostracize - 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.ostracize - 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

ostracize

verb exclude, reject, boycott, avoid, exile, expel, snub, banish, shun, shut out, blacklist, cold-shoulder, cast out, excommunicate, blackball, give (someone) the cold shoulder, send to Coventry She is being ostracized by members of her local community.
include, receive, accept, admit, welcome, approve, greet, embrace

ostracize

verb
1. To exclude from normal social or professional activities:
2. To force to leave a country or place by official decree:
Translations
udelukke
kiközösít
útskúfa
atsisakyti priimti į savo tarpąostrakizmas
atstumtizstumt
aforoz etmeksürgün etmek

ostracize

[ˈɒstrəsaɪz] VTcondenar al ostracismo

ostracize

[ˈɒstrəsaɪz] vtostraciser
to be ostracized → être ostracisé

ostracize

vtächten; (Hist) → verbannen

ostracize

[ˈɒstrəsaɪz] vt (frm) → ostracizzare

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
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