Ostracize meaning

ŏs'trə-sīz'
To exclude (a person) from society or from a community, by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to talk to or associate with; to shun.
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To ostracize is to deliberately exclude or leave someone out.

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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To exclude from a group or society.
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To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
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To banish, bar, exclude, etc.
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Origin of ostracize

Greek ostrakizein from ostrakon shell, potsherd (from the potsherds used as ballots in voting for ostracism) ost- in Indo-European roots