Definition of banish
- a dictator who banishes anyone who opposes him
- He was banished from court.
- banishing her from the sport
- The reporters were banished to another room.
- his discovery banishes anxiety
- —Stringfellow Barr
He was banished for life.
The dictator banished anyone who opposed him.
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give one the gate [slang], send packing;
: to force (someone) to leave a country as punishment
: to send (someone or something) away
: to cause (something) to go away : to get rid of (something)
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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