anathematize








verb (used with object), a·nath·e·ma·tized, a·nath·e·ma·tiz·ing.

  1. to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse.

verb (used without object), a·nath·e·ma·tized, a·nath·e·ma·tiz·ing.

  1. to pronounce anathemas; curse.

verb

  1. to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse
v.

“to pronounce an anathema against,” 1560s, from French anathématiser (Old French anatemer), from Latin anathematizare, from Greek anathematizein “to devote (to evil),” from stem of anathema. Alternative anathemize (1670s) is less correct and more rare. Related: Anathematized; anathematizing.

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