There are 2 main definitions of scandalize in English:

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scandalize 1

Pronunciation: /ˈskand(ə)lʌɪz/
(also scandalise)

verb

[with object]
Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality: their lack of manners scandalized their hosts
More example sentences
  • Australia's continuing loss of defence capability would scandalise the Australian people if the whole truth were to be revealed.
  • When I came to pick up the order, I was scandalized by the seemingly outrageous price and refused to accept them.
  • One of my earliest convictions in becoming Catholic is that the Faith scandalizes us (different people in different ways) and that the scandal is a judgment on us, not on the Faith.
Synonyms
offend, give offence to, affront, insult, cause raised eyebrows

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense 'make a public scandal of'): from French scandaliser or ecclesiastical Latin scandalizare, from Greek skandalizein.

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scandalize 2

Pronunciation: /ˈskand(ə)lʌɪz/
(also scandalise)

verb

[with object] Sailing
Reduce the area of (a sail) by lowering the head or raising the boom.

Origin

Mid 19th century: alteration of obsolete scantelize, from scantle 'make small'.

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