Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ostracize

2 senses of ostracize

Sense 1
banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball -- (expel from a community or group)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 2
ostracize, ostracise -- (avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me")
       => exclude, keep out, shut out, shut -- (prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country")

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