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banish

Definition of banish

Pronunciation

  • enPR: băn'ĭsh, IPA: /ˈbænɪʃ/, SAMPA: /"b{nIS/

Verb

to banish (third-person singular simple present banishes, present participle banishing, simple past and past participle banished)

  1. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
    1. With simple direct object.

      If you don't stop talking blasphemes, I will banish you.

    2. With from.

      He was banished from the kingdom.

    3. (dated) With out of.

      * 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Modern Library 1999, p. 640:
      For I am banished out of the country of Logris for ever, that is for to say the country of England.

    4. (archaic) With two simple objects (person and place).

      * 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 190:
      Then yours she will never be! You are banished her presence; her mother has opened her eyes to your designs, and she is now upon her guard against them.
  2. To expel, esp. from the mind.

    banish fear, qualm.

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of abhins
  • bash in

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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