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boycotted, past tense; boycotts, 3rd person singular present; boycotting, present participle; boycotted, past participle;
  1. Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest

  2. Refuse to buy or handle (goods) as a punishment or protest

  3. Refuse to cooperate with or participate in (a policy or event)

  1. A punitive ban that forbids relations with other bodies, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods

  1. refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
  2. a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  3. A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
  4. Boycott (orig. Baykot) is a 1985 film by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, set in pre-revolutionary Iran. The movie tells the story of a young man named Valeh (Majid Majidi) who is sentenced to death for his communist tendencies. ...
  5. (Boycotts) The refusal to purchase the products of an individual, corporation , or nation as a way to bring social and political pressure for change.
  6. A tactic used by workers and consumers to pressure corporations through a mass refusal to purchase their products or otherwise patronize the business.
  7. A concerted refusal to work for, purchase from, or handle the products of an employer. Where the action is directed against the employer directly involved in the labor dispute, it is termed a primary boycott. ...
  8. Refusal to deal with a person, firm or country.
  9. Another practice defined as "unfair" under most states codes. Such a practice which occurs when someone in the insurance business refuses to do business with someone else until that person complies with certain conditions or concessions.
  10. Refuse to buy or use products/services of an employer. Boycotts are used to settle disagreements or to protest an employer’s actions.
  11. A legal way of bringing collective pressure against an employer by discouraging use of the employer' s products or services. When a boycott is called against another organization doing business with the employer involved in the dispute, it is called a "secondary" boycott and is illegal.
  12. the collective and organized withholding of patronage, labor, or social involvement to protest practices that are regarded as unfair. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. effectively used boycotts of stores, restaurants, and city services that discriminated against African Americans.
  13. Non-Jewish citizens were forbidden to buy from the Jews as a means of protest by the Nazis.
  14. To protest by refusing to purchase from someone, or otherwise do business with them. In international trade, a boycott most often takes the form of refusal to import a country's goods. ...
  15. Absolute restriction against the purchase and importation of certain goods from other countries.
  16. A form of protest in which a group refuses to buy goods or services in order to force a company to change things they disagree with.
  17. Non-cooperation, either socially, economically, or politically.
  18. To refuse to buy something or to take part in something as a way of protesting.
  19. A refusal to do business with a given party until certain demands are met.
  20. (refuse to buy in protest) — named after Charles C Boycott (English land agent who was treated in this manner)
  21. a protest in which the public is asked not to buy certain products or services until workers' demands are met.
  22. A way of putting our money where our values are, a protest withdrawing business from merchants who have withdrawn from the moral economy of the culture.  “We boycott,” said Martin Luther King, “not to put people out of business, but to put justice into business.”
  23. A campaign of withdrawal of support from a company, government or institution that is committing an injustice, such as racial discrimination. As Dr. King said, “There is nothing quite so effective as the refusal to cooperate with the forces and institutions which perpetuate evil in our communities.”
  24. A boycott is a protest, shown in the refusal to buy, sell or trade with an individual or business or country which the boycotter views as morally wrong. ...
  25. A refusal to deal with an employer, involving refusals to purchase products, refusals to work or both.