un·​ban ˌən-ˈban How to pronounce unban (audio)
unbanned; unbanning

transitive verb

: to remove a ban or prohibition from
At least 14 governments in Africa and Asia said they will unban opposition parties.Leonard R. Sussman

Examples of unban in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web See here where TikTok apologizes and unbans the account. Larry Seltzer, Spin, 15 Aug. 2023 After the booing subsided, Chappelle asked that Musk unban his friend from Twitter, to which Musk agreed (Kweli has not appeared on Twitter since, and his former account remains suspended). Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 14 Jan. 2023 Less than a day later, McNally posted again to say that Corden had called him and apologized for the situation, which led McNally to unban the late-night personality. Nick Romano, EW.com, 25 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unban was in 1968

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“Unban.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unban. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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