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Synonyms for banish
ˈbæn ɪʃban·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. banish

    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.

    Synonyms:
    ban, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, drive out, eject, evict, exile, expatriate, expel, ostracize, oust

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. banish

    Synonyms:
    expel, abandon, dispel, eject, extrude, exclude, relegate, expatriate, repudiate, disclaim

    Antonyms:
    cherish, foster, protect, consider, encourage, locate, retain, entertain, domiciliate, domesticate, harbor

Princeton's WordNet

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

    expel from a community or group

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. banish, banverb

    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

    Synonyms:
    blackball, ostracize, bar, ostracise, ban, cast out, relegate, censor, shun

  3. banish, relegate, barverb

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. banishverb

    drive away

    "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"

    Synonyms:
    blackball, ostracize, bar, ostracise, ban, cast out, relegate, shun

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. banishverb

    Synonyms:
    exile, expatriate, ostracize, expel from the country

  2. banishverb

    Synonyms:
    exclude, shut out, drive away, put out of mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. banishverb

    Synonyms:
    exile, expatriate, relegate, drive away, dismiss, expel

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "banish":

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How to use banish in a sentence?

  1. Joshua Rosenkranz:

    The Supreme Court delivered a resounding message today: You can't banish a person from his home and family without clear lines, announced up front.

  2. Suzanne Nossel:

    While we think of book bans as the work of individual concerned citizens, our report demonstrates that today's wave of bans represents a coordinated campaign to banish books being waged by sophisticated, ideological and well-resourced advocacy organizations.

  3. Michel de Montaigne:

    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.

  4. Agnes Repplier:

    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.

  5. David Sarnoff:

    We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.


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