ostracise

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Alternative spelling of ostracize
expel from a community or group
{f} exclude; banish; avoid dealing with; (in ancient Greece) impermanently banish a citizen by popular vote (also ostracize)
to remove (someone) from society or from a community
avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"
ostracize
To exclude (a person) from society or from a community, by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to talk to or associate with; to shun

Children ostracize other children in the playground, choosing carefully who they wish to play with. Adults ostracize other adults, such as marriage partners using the silent treatment.

ostracize
to exclude from public or private favor
ostracised
alternative spelling of ostracized
ostracize
To banish from society; to put under the ban; to cast out from social, political, or private favor; as, he was ostracized by his former friends
ostracize
To exclude someone from society or from a community, by not communicating with or even noticing them, similar to shunning
ostracize
avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
ostracize
os·tra·cize ostracizes ostracizing ostracized in BRIT, also use ostracise If someone is ostracized, people deliberately behave in an unfriendly way towards them and do not allow them to take part in any of their social activities. She claims she's being ostracized by some members of her local community. if a group of people ostracize someone, they refuse to accept them as a member of the group (ostrakizein , from ostrakon )
ostracize
expel from a community or group
ostracize
To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens
ostracize
{f} exclude; banish; avoid dealing with; (in ancient Greece) impermanently banish a citizen by popular vote (also ostracise)
ostracize
avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"
ostracise

    Hyphenation

    os·tra·cise

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    Etymology

    () From Ancient Greek ὀστρακίζω (ostrakizō, “I ostracize, banish by voting with pot shards”), from ὄστρακον (ostrakon, “clay pot”).

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