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Part of Speech of ostracize
ostracize is a VERB.
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Definition of ostracize
ostracize means: exclude from a community or group, especially by consent of the group (Ex: to be ostracized from a circle of friends for criminal behavior).
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To ostracize someone is simply to kick him out of a group, especially because he has done something very, very bad or even reprehensible. People are sometimes figuratively or literally ostracized from a group when they violate trust, say by commiting particularly violent crimes. For example, you and your friends may decide to ostracize a member of your circle of friends if you discover that he has somehow violated your trust (by lying, stealing, etc.).
Example of ostracize
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