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banish

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1 to force to leave a country

  • in the old days, criminals were sometimes banished to distant lands
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2 to drive or force out

  • permanently banished the troublemakers from the youth recreational center
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Phrases Synonymous with banish

give one the gate [slang], send packing

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Synonym Discussion of banish

banish, exile, deport, transport mean to remove by authority from a state or country. banish implies compulsory removal from a country not necessarily one's own.
    • banished for seditious activities
exile may imply compulsory removal or an enforced or voluntary absence from one's own country.
    • a writer who exiled himself for political reasons
deport implies sending out of the country an alien who has illegally entered or whose presence is judged inimical to the public welfare.
    • illegal aliens will be deported
transport implies sending a convicted criminal to an overseas penal colony.
    • a convict who was transported to Australia


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