anathematize (v.) "to pronounce an anathema against," 1560s, from Fr. anathématiser (O.Fr. anatemer), from L. anathematizare, from Gk. anathematizein "to devote (to evil)," from stem of ANATHEMA (Cf. anathema). Alternative anathemize (1670s) is less correct and more rare. Related: Anathematized; anathematizing.

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  • anathematize — (also anathematise) ► VERB ▪ curse; condemn …   English terms dictionary

  • anathematize — [ə nath′ə mə tīz΄] vt., vi. anathematized, anathematizing to utter an anathema (against); curse SYN. CURSE anathematization n …   English World dictionary

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