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ban

verb

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2 to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
  • the university banned those caught in the cheating scandal from graduation ceremonies

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ban

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ban (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a prayer that harm will come to someone
  • a father's ban upon his ungrateful son

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“Ban.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ban. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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