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    #1

    which word?

    Hi

    I wonder if abandon can describe the act of a coach excluding a player from a team . If yes, is it OK to say: His abandonment by coach Ferguson has made Owen consider leaving Manchester Utd.

    Any other alternatives are appreciated.

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    Re: which word?

    Not a teacher.

    "Ostracize" may be the word you are looking for.

    Ostracize | Define Ostracize at Dictionary.com

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    #3

    Re: which word?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    "Ostracize" may be the word you are looking for.

    Ostracize | Define Ostracize at Dictionary.com
    The noun from that would be "ostracism", but I'm not sure I agree that it's the right word. If you ostracise someone, you exclude them from society or conversation, make them an outcast or make them feel excluded from what is going on. I don't know that you can use it simply for a coach leaving someone out of a sports team.

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    #4

    Re: which word?

    I just came across an old article which uses omission.

    "Zaccheroni played down the omission of star striker Christian Vieri, who was a non-playing substitute."

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    Re: which word?

    'Omission' could be a euphemism for ostracising and is used sometimes precisely because it has some ambiguity about the reasons behind the decision.

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    #6

    Re: which word?

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Hi

    I wonder if abandon can describe the act of a coach excluding a player from a team . If yes, is it OK to say: His abandonment by coach Ferguson has made Owen consider leaving Manchester Utd.

    Any other alternatives are appreciated.
    Why not stick with exclusion? It works best for me in the context of your sentence.

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