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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 of ban anathema, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]Words Related to ban censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; poxNear Antonyms of ban citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)Antonyms of ban 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 of ban prohibition, embargo, interdict, interdiction, proscription, vetoWords Related to ban 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 of ban 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 of ban 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 of ban forbid, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribeWords Related to ban 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 of ban 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 of ban 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 of ban exclude, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut outWords Related to ban 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 of ban accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unbanAntonyms of ban admit, include



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