Definition of Ostracise

1. Verb. Expel from a community or group.




2. Verb. Avoid speaking to or dealing with. "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"
Exact synonyms: Ostracize
Entails: Avoid
Generic synonyms: Exclude, Keep Out, Shut, Shut Out
Specialized synonyms: Boycott
Derivative terms: Ostracism, Ostracism, Ostracism, Ostracism

Definition of Ostracise

1. Verb. (British) (alternative spelling of ostracize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ostracise

1. [v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostracise

ostomate
ostomates
ostomies
ostomy
ostoses
ostosis
ostosises
ostraca
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ostracean
ostraceans
ostraceous
ostracion
ostraciont
ostracionts
ostracise (current term)
ostracised
ostracises
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ostracism
ostracisms
ostracite
ostracites
ostracizable
ostracization
ostracizations
ostracize
ostracized
ostracizes
ostracizing

Literary usage of Ostracise

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1. Leaven for Doughfaces, Or, Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery by Darius Lyman (1856)
"The Alien who would ostracise the native Colored Man, should not be surprised to find himself ostracised by the native White. A NATURALIZED citizen about to ..."

2. American Observer Medical Monthly (1879)
"(2d.) That, in your opinion, the question of potencies is an unimportant one. (sd.) That, by counseling the discarding of dynamization I would "ostracise" ..."

3. Peril of the Republic by William Arthur Taylor (1886)
"LABOR ITS OWN ENSLAVER. m The process will be slow, but it is not impossible, if the people will ostracise "business" from politics, and brain demagogues ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See Osseous and Logic. ostracise, to banish by a vote written on a potsherd. (Gk.) ' And all that worth from thence did ostracise ; ' Marvel, ..."

5. Report of the Joint Select Committee Appointed to Inquire Into the Condition by Luke Potter Poland, John Scott (1872)
"We do not other than ostracise them. Question. ... Not in the way of bodily punishment or violence; we ostracise them ; we won't associate with them, ..."

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