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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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.
RACIAL DISPUTE AT BELOVED BAKERY ROILS LIBERAL COLLEGE TOWN The jury also found that the college( not Meredith Raimondo) was guilty of intentional infliction of emotional distress for David Gibson, David Gibson, as well as libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress onhis son. Donica Thomas Varner, the colleges general counsel, said Donica Thomas Varner was disappointed with the verdict and denied the college had defamedthe bakery or its owners. Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or Oberlin College owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others, rather, the college and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests. AS OBERLIN ACTIVISM FLARED, STUDENTS PUSHED TO BANISH GRADES BELOW C According to one ofthe bakerys attorneys, the verdict sendsa clear message to other educational institutions. I think part of what we did here today is answer the question as to, What are we going to tolerate in our society ?
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.
I banish fear with two words: you lead.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
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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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