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Synonyms for anathematize

to invoke evil or injury upon

Synonyms for anathematize

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

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She is not a polemicist, though, or an angry female Savonarola anathematizing in the public square.
And both periodically break off into sub-cults anathematizing and waging internecine war against wayward brethren.
Common knowledge held that priests could easily "knot the cord" either by secret recitations of the hexes or by discrete modifications or omissions in the normal office of marriage.(23) The doctors of the Catholic Church readily accepted the actual existence of nouements, wisely eschewing a full-scale campaign to eradicate such a deeply ingrained popular conviction while anathematizing the practitioners of the charm and seeking to establish a priestly monopoly over the combat against this sorcery.
He deserves to win because he's made the wicked old men of the Vatican angry enough to denounce him in terms that recall the church's anathematizing of actors in the Middle Ages.
(1) These strategies bring to mind Vargas Llosa's description of those Victor Hugo creates in Les Miserables, a gigantic presence interfering in the flow of events, judging, anathematizing: "he who judges and sentences does not listen, he listens to himself; he does not dialogue, he speaks only to himself" ("Los Miserables: el ultimo clasico" 34; my translation).
Manama: March 24 -- (BNA): Bahrain is taking part at the Third General Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in the Egyptian Endowments Ministry on the theme (The hazards of anathematizing ideologies and misinformed fatwa on national interest and international relations.
Venice's diplomatic agents said there was some hope of bringing those Christians closer to Rome, while anathematizing their position on divorce might well lead them to break entirely from the Holy See.
This hardly amounted to anathematizing plural marriage.
The Orthodox, after all, base their sense of ecclesial tradition on the first seven councils, the last of which was devoted to anathematizing people who went around smashing icons.
The tension created by these cross-purposes accounts for the techniques of his "advance to the rear" that permeates the title chapter, "Shakespeare after Theory." Kastan responds to opposition by preaching to his choir, more by demonizing critics and anathematizing criticism than by adducing evidence and advancing arguments in rebuttal.
That's an odd word to use, you might have thought, by one who begins by anathematizing any principle of correctness.
With the next line at 1.167.18-19 anathematizing `those who do not confess the Trinity of three [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] in accordance with the truth,' Apollinarius' other contemporary Trinitarian foe is revealed: Marcellus of Ancyra and his followers.
Anathematizing all and sundry was no way to replace an old religious appeal by a new one.
It went beyond the position of Canon 7 of Trent's decree, De sacramento ordinis, anathematizing those who hold that bishops have the power to confirm and ordain in common with priests.
Sullivan reports that the earthquake has prompted a prototypical liberal response: "It's scary." The reflex reveals two fatal flaws, he augers: "The first is that the right way to respond to political events is emotional; that the two sides in American politics can be divided into those who 'feel' the right things and those who don't; and that those who 'feel' the wrong things are either screwed-up or wicked or have just emerged from under a particularly clammy rock....The second that politics is more about anathematizing than arguing.