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ban1

ban1

 
 
pronunciation:
baen
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: banned, banning, bans
definition: to forbid, usu. officially; prohibit.
That country has strict laws that ban pornography.The sale of alcohol was banned for several years.
synonyms:
forbid, prohibit, proscribe
antonyms:
license, permit
similar words:
bar, exclude, inhibit, interdict, kick out, outlaw, segregate, taboo, veto
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a law or rule that prohibits.
A ban was imposed on smoking in public places.
synonyms:
prohibition
similar words:
edict, embargo, ordinance, sanction, taboo
definition 2: an unofficial prohibition or condemnation, as by public opinion.
synonyms:
condemnation, prohibition, taboo
similar words:
boycott, censure
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