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English verb: anathemize

1. anathemize (communication) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon


SamplesThe bad witch cursed the child.


Synonymsanathemise, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


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


Broader (hypernym)arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Antonymsbless

2. anathemize (communication) curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment


ExamplesSam and Sue anathemize the movie


Synonymsaccurse, anathematise, anathematize, anathemise, comminate, execrate


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


Broader (hypernym)deplore









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