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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ban (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic - curse
2.
to prohibit especially by legal means - ban discrimination , also to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of - ban a book ban a pesticide
3.
intransitive verb
- bar banned from the U.N. archaic to utter curses or maledictions
ban (noun)
1.
the summoning in feudal times of the king's vassals for military service
2.
- anathema excommunication
3.
- malediction curse
4.
legal or formal prohibition - a ban on beef exports
5.
censure or condemnation especially through social pressure
ban (noun)
- see leu at money table
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ban (noun)
1.
a prayer that harm will come to someone
SYNONIMS:
anathema, ban, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze
RELATED WORDS:
censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; pox
NEAR ANTONYMS:
citation, commendation, endorsement ( indorsement)
benediction, benison, blessing
ban (noun)
2.
an order that something not be done or used
SYNONIMS:
ban, embargo, interdict, interdiction, proscription, veto
RELATED WORDS:
no-no, taboo ( tabu); constraint, inhibition, limitation, restraint, restriction; deterrent, discouragement; repression, suppression; prevention; denial, disallowance, negation, refusal, rejection; objection, protest; caveat, warning; no-no; commandment, decree, dictate, edict, injunction, mandate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
sufferance, tolerance, toleration; allowance, allowing, authorization, clearance, consent, granting, leave, letting, license ( licence), licensing ( licencing), permission, permitting, sanction, sanctioning; approbation, approval, blessing, endorsement ( indorsement), imprimatur, OK ( okay); enabling, encouragement, facilitation, promotion, support; compliance, obedience, submission; accession, acquiescence, agreement, assent
prescription
ban (verb)
1.
to order not to do or use or to be done or used
SYNONIMS:
ban, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe
RELATED WORDS:
deter, discourage, dissuade; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppress; halt, preclude, prevent, stop; embargo, exclude, rule out, shut out; debar, deprive, disallow, reject, repudiate, veto; bridle, check, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain; block, hinder, impede, obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; authorize, license ( licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerate
allow, let, permit, suffer
ban (verb)
2.
to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
SYNONIMS:
ban, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut out
RELATED WORDS:
blackball, blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out; obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; cease, discontinue, halt, suspend; deter, stave off, ward (off); check off, disregard; comb (out), weed (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unban
admit, include
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