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Synonyms for ban
bɑn; ˈbɑ niban

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ban

    Banish, primarily to put under ban, to compel by authority to leave a place or country, perhaps with restriction to some other place or country. From a country, a person may be banished, exiled, or expatriated; banished from any country where he may happen to be, but expatriated or exiled only from his own. One may expatriate or exile himself; he is banished by others. Banish is a word of wide import; one may banish disturbing thoughts; care may banish sleep. To expel is to drive out with violence or rudeness, and so often with disgrace.

    banish, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, drive out, eject, evict, exile, expatriate, expel, ostracize, oust

    Cataline was banished from Rome; John the Apostle was banished to Patmos.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prohibition, ban, proscriptionnoun

    a decree that prohibits something

    forbidding, inhibition, forbiddance, banning, prohibition era, prohibition, proscription, banishment

  2. bannoun

    100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

    prohibition, forbidding, forbiddance, proscription, banning

  3. bannoun

    100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania

    prohibition, forbidding, forbiddance, proscription, banning

  4. ban, banning, forbiddance, forbiddingnoun

    an official prohibition or edict against something

    prohibition, forbidding, forbiddance, proscription, inhibition, banning

  5. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BANverb

    a bachelor's degree in nursing

    prohibition, forbidding, forbiddance, proscription, banning

  6. ban, censorverb

    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

    blackball, censor, banish, ostracise, cast out, ostracize, shun

  7. banverb

    prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

    "Smoking is banned in this building"

    ostracise, cast out, shun, banish, ostracize, censor, blackball

  8. banish, banverb

    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

    blackball, ostracize, bar, banish, ostracise, cast out, relegate, censor, shun

  9. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackballverb

    expel from a community or group

    ostracize, veto, toss, relegate, cast out, toss out, fling, eschew, blackball, banish, chuck out, dispose, throw away, bar, censor, cast away, ostracise, cast aside, throw out, negative, put away, toss away, discard, shun

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bannoun

    proclamation, edict

  2. bannoun

    curse, malediction, excommunication, denunciation, execration, anathema

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bannoun

    announcement, notice, curse, anathema, denunciation, malediction, execration, interdiction, proscription, interdict, taboo

  2. banverb

    curse, anathematize, execrate, interdict, forbid, proscribe, taboo

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  1. Moein Mohsen:

    I love Maryam, and I'm sad she hasn't been able to reach anywhere close to her potential as a talented runner because of being stuck in Iran, i pray that Immigration gives her a travel ban waiver so she can come to the United States to live the American dream as an athlete and we can start our life together.

  2. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

    As we speak, Donald Trump is proposing to ban Muslim immigration. Other leading candidates are proposing a religious test, tossing around slurs on a daily basis, and now a Republican-appointed justice endorsing racist ideas from the Supreme Court bench. The only difference between the ideas endorsed by Trump and Scalia is that Scalia has a robe and a lifetime appointment. Ideas like this don't belong on the Internet, let alone the mouths of national figures.

  3. Representative Henry Cuellar:

    If we are able to lift the crude oil ban this is going to open up new markets where Texas businesses can create more jobs at home.

  4. Alex Froley:

    Traders may be concerned whether continental Europe introduces a similar ban on Russian ships.

  5. Alexa Kolbi-Molinas:

    Today's decision recognizes this ban for what it is: a blatantly unconstitutional attack on the fundamental right to abortion.

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