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- (transitive) To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil.
1850, Herman Melville, chapter 3, in White Jacket:
- These are the fellows that some officers never pretend to damn, however much they may anathematize others.
1907, B. M. Bower, chapter 9, in Rowdy of the Cross L:
- Rowdy had been heard, more than once lately, to anathematize viciously the prairie-dogs for standing on their tails and chipchip-chipping at them as they went by.
- 2009, Candace de Russy, "Madness, Thy Name Is 'Stimulus'," American Thinker, 13 Feb. (retrieved 21 Feb. 2009):
- Harvard economist Robert Barro anathematized it as "probably the worst bill that has been put forth since the 1930s" and, in a word, "garbage."