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ostracize

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːstrəsaɪz; ˈɒstrəsaɪz/

Translation of ostracize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [person] hacerle* el vacío a, aislar*; [History/Historia] condenar al ostracismo; [nation] aislar* she was ostracized by her fellow workers sus compañeros de trabajo le hacían el vacío
    Example sentences
    • You would essentially be ostracising yourself from your society's culture.
    • It was almost impossible for them to contemplate escaping to a society that would only ostracise them and condemn them as sinners.
    • Those who stepped out of line, who adopted Western styles or non-conformist attitudes, found themselves ostracized, assaulted, and even imprisoned.
    Example sentences
    • The chief result of the War was that the Athenian Empire was divided, the subject states of the Delian league were liberated, direct democracy failed and Pericles was ostracized.
    • This was the issue on which opposition to him was focused by Thucydides son of Melesias, a relative of Cimon, but Thucydides was ostracized c. 443 and the building continued.
    • Requiring that someone had over 6000 votes before being ostracised was an added feature to try to ensure that only when a person was unpopular with a large number of voters was exile the result.

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