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Definition of "anathematize" []

  • To proclaim an anathema on; curse. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anathematize" in a sentence
  • "But he began to curse -- "anathematize," or wish himself accursed if what he was now to say was not true. and to swear -- or to take a solemn oath. saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak."
  • "At Nuremberg, our civilization developed a vehicle to anathematize men imbued with evil."
  • "These same people who anathematize Israel do not march against China for its rape of Tibet, against North Korea for its threatened obliteration of the South, against the Arab nations that have barred other religions from practice and discriminated in vicious and consistent ways against women, homosexuals and dissidents."