- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||precludes, precluding, precluded
||to prevent from happening by means of prior action or previously established condition.
Their heated dispute some years before precluded any future friendship between them.The crimes he committed in his homeland precluded his becoming a U.S. citizen.
- bar, block, foil, forestall, frustrate, hinder, obviate, prevent
- similar words:
- avert, debar, estop, exclude, hamper, impede, nip, restrain, rule out
||to prevent (someone) from doing or becoming something.
Being female in the nineteenth century precluded a woman from voting or holding public office.
||forbid, forestall, hinder, overrule, prohibit
||preclusive (adj.), preclusion (n.)