Meaning of ostracize
Pronunciation: (os'tru-sīz"), [key]
— -cized, -ciz•ing.
- to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.: His friends ostracized him after his father's arrest.
- to banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate.
- (in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote.
- ostracize (Thesaurus)