Definition of Exorcize

1. Verb. Expel through adjuration or prayers. "Exorcise evil spirits"

Exact synonyms: Exorcise
Category relationships: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Generic synonyms: Boot Out, Chuck Out, Eject, Exclude, Turf Out, Turn Out
Derivative terms: Exorciser, Exorcism

Definition of Exorcize

1. Verb. To drive out supposed evil spirits from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer ¹

2. Verb. To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exorcize

1. to exorcise [v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES] - See also: exorcise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exorcize

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exorcize (current term)
exorcized
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exordia
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exoribonuclease

Literary usage of Exorcize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham (1855)
"... courage can he pretend to exorcize those devils to whom he has been a foster-father, and made his house a shop to furnish materials for their service ? ..."

2. The Archæology of Baptism by Wolfred Nelson Cote (1876)
"exorcize te, creatura salis, in nomine Dei Patris omnipotentis, ... I exorcize thee, thou creature of salt, in the name of the Almighty God the Father, ..."

3. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1918)
"The evidence for this is ' that numberless demoniacs throughout the whole world, and in your city many of our Christian men exorcize them in the name of ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1849)
"... the primitive exorcist was the catechist ; and Balsamen" upon the twenty-sixth canon of the council of Laodicea says that to exorcize is nothing but ..."

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