ostracize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ostracize" in British English

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ostracizeverb [T]

(UK usually ostracise) uk   /ˈɒs.trə.saɪz/  us   /ˈɑː.strə-/
to ​avoid someone ​intentionally, or to ​prevent someone from taking ​part in the ​activities of a ​group: His ​colleagues ostracized him after he ​criticized the ​company in ​public.
noun [U] uk   us   /-sɪ.zəm/
AIDSpatients often ​experiencesocial ostracism and ​discrimination.
(Definition of ostracize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ostracize" in American English

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ostracizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈɑs·trəˌsɑɪz/
to ​prevent someone from being ​part of a ​group because you ​dislike the ​person or ​disapprove of something the ​person has done: She was ostracized by ​fellowofficers after ​bringingcharges against her ​partner.
noun [U]  us   /ˈɑs·trəˌsɪz·əm/
Those who ​refused to ​conform risked ostracism.
(Definition of ostracize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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