Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
  • v. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The socialists in the European Parliament refuse to acknowledge this fact and have consistently refused to anathemize Communism in the same terms as Nazism, making it clear that those victims do not matter to the enlightened establishment.

    They'll never agree

  • I have a hard time believing that you are talking about the same kind of creatureliness that has been used to justify slavery, to subjugate women, condemn homosexuality, anathemize birth control, and to pick an example from today's headlines to limit stem cell research.

    Philocrites: Uh oh: Here come the Christian humanists!

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  • Not in my dictionary, but it is in Far from the Madding Crowd

    May 9, 2007