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Ostracise vs. Ostracize — What's the Difference?

Ostracise vs. Ostracize — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ostracise and Ostracize

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Ostracise

Standard spelling of ostracize
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Ostracize

Exclude from a society or group
She was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers
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Ostracise

Same as ostracize.
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Ostracize

(in ancient Greece) banish (an unpopular or overly powerful citizen) from a city for five or ten years by popular vote
Themistocles was indeed out of favour at Athens by the end of the 470s, when he was ostracized
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Ostracise

Expel from a community or group
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Ostracize

To exclude from a group or society
"Lepers wrapped in bandages—ostracized from their villages and unable to obtain work—rushed up to passing cars, waving crude handmade flags to warn of potholes, in the hope that motorists would fling loose change at them before they got too close" (John Ghazvinian). "Lionesses with worn and missing teeth are not ostracized from their pride, but live out their old age ... supported by the hunting of younger females" (Cindy Engel).
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Ostracise

Avoid speaking to or dealing with;
Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
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Ostracize

To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
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Ostracize

To ban a person from a city for five or ten years through the procedure of ostracism.
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Ostracize

(by extension) To exclude a person from a community or from society by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to associate with or talk to; to shun.
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Ostracize

To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
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Ostracize

To banish from society, by a general consent; to exclude from social, political, or private favor; to exclude from conversation or friendship; to shun; as, he was ostracized by his former friends. A person may be ostracized by a formal vote or by a widespread but informal agreement.
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Ostracize

Expel from a community or group
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Ostracize

Avoid speaking to or dealing with;
Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
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