There are 2 definitions of scandalize in English:

scandalize1

Line breaks: scan¦dal|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈskand(ə)lʌɪz
 
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(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
    shock, appal, outrage, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, sicken, nauseate; 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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Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of scandalize in English:

scandalize2

Line breaks: scan¦dal|ize
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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