Verb anathematize Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


anathematize (third-person singular simple present anathematizes, present participle anathematizing, simple past and past participle anathematized)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil.

More definition: pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse. pronounce anathemas; curse.

1. to pronounce an anathema (upon a person, etc); curse Derived Formsanathematization, anathematisation, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"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.


This enumeration was also adopted in 1575 as against the Augustan confession of the year 1540 by Jeremiah Patriarch of Constantinople, and again in a council held in the same city in 1639 to anathematize Cyril Lucar, who with the Anglicans recognized two only, baptism and the Eucharist.

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