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synonyms for exorcise

  • drive out
  • dismiss
  • expel
  • purge
  • purify
  • remove
  • cast out
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antonyms for exorcise

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  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • welcome
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How to use exorcise in a sentence

And he spat upon the ground, as if to exorcise the evil spirit.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 347, SEPTEMBER, 1844VARIOUS
We are not quite ready to believe that it is essential to exorcise the devil, even if he is one of sheer indolence.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
Perfection is very slow to be reached, and that is what the Middle Ages required in order to exorcise the fears of divine wrath.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
Those needles with which he punctured the flanks of his swine and cattle: what devils did they exorcise?
BLIND MAN'S LANTERNALLEN KIM LANG
I hope that now and then, when I ask it, and when the duties of your day are ended, you will come help me exorcise them.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
Some readers may be apt to suppose, from all English experience, that the word exorcise means properly banishment to the shades.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 356, JUNE, 1845VARIOUS
But the rabbis were not able entirely to exorcise the imposture.
HISTORY OF THE JEWS, VOL. V (OF 6)HEINRICH GRAETZ
It was plain, said the butchers, that the clergy were of no use; they could not exorcise demons!
THE PRINCESS AND CURDIEGEORGE MACDONALD
Fear of life in one form or other is the great thing to exorcise; but it isn't reason that will ever do it.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. IIWILLIAM JAMES
The priest to exorcise the powers of darkness; the damsel to touch this chest with the seal of Solomon.
WASHINGTON IRVINGCHARLES DUDLEY WARNER
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WORDS RELATED TO EXORCISE

  • bewitch
  • call upon
  • charm
  • enchant
  • ensorcel
  • entrance
  • exorcise
  • fascinate
  • invoke
  • levitate
  • play tricks
  • raise
  • rouse
  • summon
  • voodoo
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