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 for scandalize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scandalize \Scan"dal*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scandalized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Scandalizing.] [F. scandaliser, L.
     scandalizare, from Gr. skandali`zein.]
     1. To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by
        some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to
        bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
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              I demand who they are whom we scandalize by using
              harmless things.                      --Hooker.
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              The congregation looked on in silence, the better
              class scandalized, and the lower orders, some
              laughing, others backing the soldier or the
              minister, as their fancy dictated.    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     2. To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
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              To tell his tale might be interpreted into
              scandalizing the order.               --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scandalize
      v 1: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior
           of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
           offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall,
           outrage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "scandalize":
     affront, asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, disturb, gall,
     horrify, libel, offend, outrage, rankle, scandal, shock, slander,
     slur, smear, upset
  
  

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