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evict

Synonyms and Antonyms of evict

to force (someone) to leave a place
  • His landlord has threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay the rent soon.
  • They were evicted from their apartment.
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Synonym Discussion of evict

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
    • ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
    • a student expelled from college
oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
    • police ousted the squatters
evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
    • evicted for nonpayment of rent


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