exorcize

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Synonyms for exorcize

expel through adjuration or prayers

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One of the earliest and most signal services he performed, was to exorcise the insatiate kill-crop that hitherto oppressed the party.
And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.
While Eric exorcises ghosts of the past, the lad also attends anger management sessions led by a volunteer called Oliver (Rupert Friend).
In resurrecting and reexamining this matrilineage, Morrison exorcises and replaces a haunting and haunted history from which mothers and daughters alike--not to mention exploration of the intensity of the complex bonds between them--have largely been either misrepresented or altogether absent.
As Venus exorcises the demons of her love, work and family lives, the readers come to know her--and perhaps themselves--in a new light.