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ban

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ban

  1. 1 a prayer that harm will come to someone a father's ban upon his ungrateful son Synonyms anathema, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]Related Words censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; poxNear Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)Antonyms benediction, benison, blessing

  2. 2 an order that something not be done or used a quiet seaside resort with a ban on the drinking of alcohol in public places Synonyms prohibition, embargo, interdict, interdiction, proscription, vetoRelated Words no-no, taboo (also 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, mandateNear Antonyms sufferance, tolerance, toleration; allowance, allowing, authorization, clearance, consent, granting, leave, letting, license (or licence), licensing (also licencing), permission, permitting, sanction, sanctioning; approbation, approval, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement), imprimatur, OK (or okay); enabling, encouragement, facilitation, promotion, support; compliance, obedience, submission; accession, acquiescence, agreement, assentAntonyms prescription


ban

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ban

  1. 1 to order not to do or use or to be done or used the company absolutely bans smoking within its buildings Synonyms forbid, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribeRelated 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, obstructNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; authorize, license (also licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerateAntonyms allow, let, permit, suffer

  2. 2 to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of the university banned those caught in the cheating scandal from graduation ceremonies Synonyms exclude, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut outRelated 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; unbanAntonyms admit, include


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