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banish

ban·ish

banish

 
 
pronunciation:
bae nihsh
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: banished, banishes, banishing
definition 1: to cast (someone) permanently out of a country by official action.
He was banished from the country for his part in antigovernment demonstrations.
synonyms:
exile, expatriate, expel, ostracize, send to Coventry
similar words:
deport, disenfranchise, disfranchise, excommunicate, oust, relegate, transport
definition 2: to force out or away.
She banished from her mind all thoughts of failure.
synonyms:
discard, dismiss, eradicate, exile, expel, oust
antonyms:
engender
similar words:
ban, bar, cashier, drum out, eject, evict, exclude, forbid, ostracize, prohibit, reject, relegate, rid, run out, transport
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