banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball(verb)
expel from a community or group
ostracize, veto, toss, relegate, cast out, toss out, fling, eschew, blackball, chuck out, dispose, ban, throw away, bar, censor, cast away, ostracise, cast aside, throw out, negative, put away, toss away, discard, shun
ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
banish, relegate, bar(verb)
expel, as if by official decree
"he was banished from his own country"
barricade, blockade, block up, relegate, bump, cast out, classify, ban, blackball, submit, demote, break, debar, block, kick downstairs, bar, ostracize, block off, pass on, exclude, ostracise, stop, shun
"banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Cataline was banished from Rome; John the Apostle was banished to Patmos.
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How to use banish in a sentence?
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
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- высыла́ць, вы́слаць, выганя́ць, вы́гнацьBelarusian
- bandejarCatalan, Valencian
- verbannen, herauswerfen, vertreibenGerman
- karkottaa, ajaa tiehensä, ajaa poisFinnish
- elűz, elhesseget, száműzHungarian
- esiliare, bandireItalian
- whakapako, peiMāori
- изгонять, изгнатьRussian
- виганя́ти, виго́нити, ви́гнатиUkrainian
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