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Synonyms for preclude
prɪˈkludpre·clude

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. preclude

    The original sense of prevent, to come before, act in advance of, which is now practically obsolete, was still in good use when the authorized version of the Bible was made, as appears in such passages as, "When Peter was come into the house, Jesus prevented him" (i. e., addressed him first), Matt. xvii, 25; "Thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness" (i. e., by sending the blessings before the desire is formulated or expressed), Ps. xxi, 3. Anticipate is now the only single word usable in this sense; to forestall is to take or act in advance in one's own behalf and to the prejudice of another or others, as in the phrase "to forestall the market." But to anticipate is very frequently used in the favorable sense; as, his thoughtful kindness anticipated my wish (i. e., met the wish before it was expressed): or we say, "I was about to accost him when he anticipated me" (by speaking first); or one anticipates a payment (by making it before the time); in neither of these cases could we use forestall or prevent. To obviate (literally, to stop the way of or remove from the way), is to prevent by interception, so that something that would naturally withstand or disturb may be kept from doing so; to preclude, (literally, to close or shut in advance) is to prevent by anticipation or by logical necessity; walls and bars precluded the possibility of escape; a supposition is precluded; a necessity or difficulty is obviated. Prevent, which at first had only the anticipatory meaning, has come to apply to the stopping of an action at any stage, the completion or conclusion only being thought of as negatived by anticipation; the enemy passed the outworks and were barely prevented from capturing the fortress. Compare HINDER; PROHIBIT.

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, forestall, obviate, prevent

    Preposition:
    He was prevented by illness from joining the expedition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes

  1. preclude

    Synonyms:
    prevent, obviate, bar, debar, impede, hinder

    Antonyms:
    admit, promote, further, advance

Princeton's WordNet2.8 / 4 votes

  1. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidverb

    keep from happening or arising; make impossible

    "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

    Synonyms:
    proscribe, rule out, counter, interdict, keep, veto, forestall, prevent, prohibit, foreclose, forbid, nix, anticipate, foresee, close out, disallow

  2. preclude, rule out, close outverb

    make impossible, especially beforehand

    Synonyms:
    forbid, rule in, rule out, winnow out, prevent, forestall, eliminate, foreclose, close out, reject

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. precludeverb

    Synonyms:
    prevent, hinder, debar, impede, restrain, prohibit, inhibit, stop, bar, shut out

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "preclude":

    exclude, excludes, prevent, impede, hinder, prohibit

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How to use preclude in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    My policy is that unreturned or negative blue slips will not necessarily preclude a hearing for a circuit-court nominee, unless the White House failed to consult with home-state senators.

  2. Daniel DiNardo:

    The first criterion is genuine independence, any mechanism for addressing any complaint against a bishop must be free from bias or undue influence by a bishop. Our structures must preclude bishops from deterring complaints against them, from hampering their investigation, or from skewing their resolution.

  3. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    Secretary Clinton's ethics agreement at the time [she assumed office] did not preclude other State Department officials from engaging with, or having contact with, the Clinton Foundation.

  4. Margrethe Vestager:

    We have some concerns. One thing is that we don't have an open case now, that doesn't preclude we don't have a case in future. We are looking at the market very closely.

  5. Steve Stich:

    I don't think we saw really anything in the mission so far - we've got to do the data reviews - that would preclude us from having a crewed mission later this year.


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