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banish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of banish

  1. 1 to force to leave a country <in the old days, criminals were sometimes banished to distant lands> Synonyms deport, displace, exile, expatriate, relegate, transport Related Words cast out, dismiss, eject, eliminate, evict, exclude, expel, expulse, kick out, oust, run out, throw out; excommunicate, ostracize, reject, repudiate, spurn; dispossess Near Antonyms naturalize, repatriate; accept, admit, receive, take in; entertain, harbor, house, shelter

  2. 2 to drive or force out <permanently banished the troublemakers from the youth recreational center> Synonyms eject, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outRelated Words deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter




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