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outlaw

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of outlaw

  1. 1 to make or declare contrary to the law <a push to outlaw smoking in all public buildings> Synonyms criminalize, illegalizeRelated Words ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, prohibit, proscribeNear Antonyms allow, let, permit, suffer; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanctionAntonyms decriminalize, legalize

  2. 2 to order not to do or use or to be done or used <fed up with the constant interruptions, the physician has outlawed all cell phone use from his office> Synonyms ban, bar, enjoin, interdict, forbid, 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


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