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OSTRACISE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ostracise mean? 

OSTRACISE (verb)
  The verb OSTRACISE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: OSTRACISE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSTRACISE (verb)


Sense 1ostracise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel from a community or group

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

banish; blackball; cast out; ostracise; ostracize; shun; ban

Hypernyms (to "ostracise" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2ostracise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid speaking to or dealing with

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

ostracise; ostracize

Context example:

Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me

Hypernyms (to "ostracise" is one way to...):

exclude; keep out; shut; shut out (prevent from entering; shut out)

"Ostracise" entails doing...:

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ostracise"):

boycott (refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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