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English verb: ostracize

1. ostracize (social) expel from a community or group

Synonymsban, banish, blackball, cast out, ostracise, shun

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

2. ostracize (social) avoid speaking to or dealing with

SamplesEver since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)exclude, keep out, shut, shut out

Narrower (hyponym)boycott


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