To ostracize is to deliberately exclude or leave someone out.(verb)
An example of ostracize is when you don't invite one person in the class to a party that everyone else is going to.
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transitive verb os·tra·cized, os·tra·ciz·ing, os·tra·ciz·es
Origin: Greek ostrakizein
Origin: , from ostrakon, shell, potsherd (from the potsherds used as ballots in voting for ostracism); see ost- in Indo-European roots.
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