HyperDic: banish

English > 4 senses of the word banish:
VERBsocialbanish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackballexpel from a community or group
socialbanish, banban from a place of residence, as for punishment
socialbanish, relegate, barexpel, as if by official decree
motionbanishdrive away
banish > pronunciation
Soundsbae'nihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > banish: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExpel from a community or group.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar, expeler, expulsar, marginar
Catalanbandejar, desterrar, exiliar, marginar
Nounsbanishmentthe state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
English > banish: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningban from a place of residence, as for punishment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymban
NarrowerrusticateSend to the country
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar, expulsar
Catalanbandejar, desterrar, exiliar
English > banish: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningExpel, as if by official decree.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"he was banished from his own country"
Synonymsrelegate, bar
Narrowerspikestand in the way of
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar
Catalanbandejar, desterrar, exiliar
Nounsbanishmentrejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
English > banish: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningdrive away.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "banish bad thoughts"
  • "banish gloom"
Broaderchase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run offForce to go away
Spanishdesterrar, exiliar
Catalandesterrar, esfumar, exiliar

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