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ban1

ban1

 
pronunciation:
baen
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: banned, banning, bans
definition: to forbid or have an official rule against; prohibit.
The law bans drunk driving.
synonyms:
forbid, prohibit
antonyms:
license, permit
similar words:
bar, exclude, outlaw, veto
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a law or rule that prohibits.
Many people want a ban on smoking in public places.
similar words:
embargo, sanction, taboo
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