what is difference between blackball and ostracize
black + ball
- enPR: blăk’bôl’, IPA(key): /ˈblækbɔːl/
blackball (countable and uncountable, plural blackballs)
- (countable) A rejection; a vote against admitting someone.
- (countable) A black ball used to indicate such a negative vote.
- (countable) A kind of large black sweet; a niggerball.
- A substance for blacking shoes, boots, etc. or for taking impressions of engraved work.
- (uncountable) A game, a standardized version of the English version of eight-ball.
- Synonym: reds and yellows
blackball (third-person singular simple present blackballs, present participle blackballing, simple past and past participle blackballed)
- (transitive) To vote against, especially in an exclusive organization.
- (transitive) To ostracize.
- Synonyms: blacklist, send to Coventry; see also Thesaurus:ignore, Thesaurus:boycott
From Ancient Greek ὀστρακίζω (ostrakízō, “to banish from a city by ostracism”), from ὄστρᾰκον (óstrakon, “earthenware vessel; fragment of such a vessel, potsherd”) (from the fact that when voting was held to decide whether to banish people, their names were inscribed on potsherds) + -ῐ́ζω (-ízō, suffix forming verbs)). The English word is cognate with French ostraciser.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒstɹəsaɪz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑstɹəˌsaɪz/
- Hyphenation: os‧trac‧ize
ostracize (third-person singular simple present ostracizes, present participle ostracizing, simple past and past participle ostracized) (American spelling, Oxford British English)
- (transitive, Ancient Greece, historical) To ban a person from a city for five or ten years through the procedure of ostracism. [from mid 19th c.]
- (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. [from mid 17th c.]
- Synonyms: blackball, cut someone dead, give someone the cold shoulder, send to Coventry; see also Thesaurus:ignore
- Antonyms: see Thesaurus:pay attention
- ostracise (British spelling)
- ostracon, ostrakon
- ostracy (obsolete, rare)
- silent treatment
- ostracism on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “ostracize”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- Croatizes, Socratize, socratize
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌos.tɾa.ˈsi.zi/, /ˌoʃ-/
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of ostracizar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of ostracizar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of ostracizar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of ostracizar