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to pronounce an against; denounce; curse.
to pronounce ; curse.
Historical Examples

Be sure that Ravenna, anathematize as he may, will never be permitted to enter that convent.
The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling

Will they burn me at Carfax, or will they anathematize me with bell, book, and candle?
The Works of William Cowper William Cowper

We anathematize the intruder openly; this is incautious, for our anathemas provoke reprisals.
A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees Edwin Asa Dix

Do not anathematize the genius who formulates the Regulations.
Our Battalion Leonard Raven-Hill

He resolved to annihilate the unruly corps and anathematize their name.
The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Various

It was Addison’s; and in his now distant home, he will anathematize me for exposing his youthful bad grammar.
When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens

One does not need even mildly to anathematize the instigators of that historic riot.
The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent

Duelling, branded by the law, is also now so branded in public opinion that it would be waste of words to anathematize it.
The Galaxy Various

They anathematize a civilization which tolerates ear-rings, or feathered hats, or artificial flowers.
Americans and Others Agnes Repplier

They can anathematize better men than themselves; and denounce slavery as a curse, an evil, a hardship!
A Review of Uncle Tom’s Cabin A. Woodward

to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse

“to pronounce an anathema against,” 1560s, from French anathématiser (Old French anatemer), from Latin anathematizare, from Greek anathematizein “to devote (to evil),” from stem of anathema. Alternative anathemize (1670s) is less correct and more rare. Related: Anathematized; anathematizing.


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