Definition of Exorcise

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

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



Definition of Exorcise

1. v. t. To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.

Definition of Exorcise

1. Verb. To drive out an evil spirit 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 Exorcise

1. to free of an evil spirit [v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES]

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Literary usage of Exorcise

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

1. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"The Vicomte made an effort to lose in order to exorcise ill-luck, a thing which M. Vezou turned to his own advantage. At last, at the first streak of dawn, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1893)
"24), mentions them among the minor clergy, placing them between the singers and the doorkeepers, and, in another canon (c. 26), forbids any to exorcise ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"26), forbids any to exorcise either in church or in private houses, who had not been appointed to the ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... ing tones it was also customary to exorcise the evil spirit in men (I Sam. x. 5, xvi. 23). In the divine service music still retained a leading ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"convincing, could exorcise the last great loneliness of death? ' They that love beyond the World cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never ..."

6. The Soothsayer Balaam, Or, The Transformation of a Sorcerer Into a Prophet by Serafim, Bishop of Ostroh Serafim (1900)
"Spirit of the earth, exorcise them •' This supplementary formula was evidently considered indispensable, and is therefore nowhere omitted. ..."

7. The Newer Criticism and the Analogy of Faith: A Reply to Lectures by W by Robert Watts (1882)
"The newer criticism " cannot exorcise the priesthood, and that, too, as an ancient pre-exilic institution, or sacrifice, from the writings of this prophet ..."

8. The Metropolitan (1841)
"But we can't frighten back an Austrian regiment as we would exorcise a legion of devils ; and, hang it, the Te Deum is to he a showy affair, ..."

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