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Synonyms for anathematize

to invoke evil or injury upon

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Synonyms for anathematize

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

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Those who despise both mind and morality often anathematize the Jews, who highly value mind and morality.
And we anathematize anyone who had held or holds any other opinion ...
That's a symptom of a wider problem that I call "reverse ecumenicism," an opportunist alliance between extreme Catholics and extreme Protestants who used to exclude and anathematize one another.
That's why you have a lot of working-class people who anathematize unions.
Someday, some final generation, hysterically answer beneath an atmosphere as unrelenting as rock, would rue us all, anathematize our earthly comforts, curse out surfeits and submissions.
According to Canon 95 of the Quinisext Ecumenical Council, Arians, Macedonians, Novatians (Cathari), Aristeri, Tetradites, and Apollinarians ought to be received on their presentation of certificates of faith and on their anathematizing every heresy by the anointing of the holy chrism, as opposed to Paulianists, Eunomeans, Montanists, and Sabellians, who ought to be rebaptized, while Manichoeans, Valentinians, Marcionites, Nestorians, Eutychians, Dioscorus, Severus, and all of similar heresies ought to give certificates of faith and anathematize each his own heresy in order to participate in the eucharist.
But, pace Curran and HC, although Trent does not anathematize the practice of economia, canon 7 entails that its application to "remarriage" after divorce is contrary to faith.
"Although the John Birch Society is today usually dismissed as a right-wing fringe group with little impact," Regnery writes, "it in fact played a much greater part in the conservative movement than is generally held, having organized the grassroots nationally as never before." The society was important enough to Goldwater that he didn't dare denounce it, as Buckley did--though Goldwater, like Buckley's colleagues William Rusher and Frank Meyer, may not have been eager to anathematize the group anyway.
In his new book, Schnitzler's Century, Gay asserts--to no one's surprise--that "bourgeoisophobes," who anathematize nineteenth-century bourgeois culture as grimly repressive, are misguided: For it was bourgeois thinkers who enabled us to penetrate into the deep structures of sexuality, meaning that there must be more to this culture than Victorian squeamishness and hypocrisy.
Of course, when the United States engineered a coup in Guatemala or Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest or Prague, the act was often visible as imperial only to the anti-imperialists on the other side, but the media were naturally quick to rise above such merely national partisanship and anathematize all the world's residue of imperialism as the result of America's conduct of the Cold War.
So the vast bulk of both men's energies might have gone into reminding their fellow-citizens of how bad things were in America before the Progressive Movement and the New Deal - before the beginnings of what we are now being asked to anathematize as "big government."
He did anathematize the Ismailis and the Avicennan philosophers (one wonders at what level this may have been self-anathematization, at the very least in the latter case?).
To anathematize Morris' large-scale sculpture as "theatrical," for example, was to push at an open door, in that many of the objects in question had begun life as props in dance and performance pieces.
What my female students found particularly oppressive was the second part of the same canon: "If, after receiving ordination and spending some time in the ministry, she despises God's grace and gets married, such a person is to be anathematised along with her spouse." They thought it a harsh punishment to anathematize a deacon should she marry, that is, that the church would consider her to have placed herself and her spouse outside of the Christian community simply ply by marrying.
The first follows directly upon the text cited first above: `And we anathematize those who contrive diverse forms of worship, one divine and one human, and who revere the man born from Mary as if he were different from the God born from God' (28.177.9-12).