banish

  • 1 Banish — Ban ish (b[a^]n [i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Banished} (b[a^]n [i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Banishing}.] [OF. banir, F. bannir, LL. bannire, fr. OHG. bannan to summon, fr. ban ban. See {Ban} an edict, and {Finish}, v. t.] 1. To condemn to exile,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 banish — banish, exile, expatriate, ostracize, deport, transport, extradite are comparable when denoting to remove by authority or force from a country, state, or sovereignty. To banish is to compel one, usually by public edict or sentence, to leave a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 banish — [ban′ish] vt. [ME banischen < extended stem of OFr banir < ML * bannire < Frank * bannjan, to order or prohibit under penalty < ban, akin to BAN1] 1. to exile 2. to send or put away; get rid of [to banish cares, to banish wrinkles]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 banish — (v.) late 14c., banischen, from banniss , extended stem of O.Fr. banir announce, proclaim; levy; forbid; banish, proclaim an outlaw, from Frankish *bannjan to order or prohibit under penalty, or from V.L. cognate *bannire (see BANDIT (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 banish — I verb abandon, ban, bar, cast out, condemn, deport, dismiss, dispel, disperse, displace, drive out, eliminate, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, export, extradite, isolate, ostracize, oust, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, reject,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 banish — [v] expel from place or situation ban, cast out, deport, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, dispel, drive away, eject, eliminate, eradicate, evict, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expulse, extradict, get rid of, isolate, ostracize …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 banish — ► VERB 1) make (someone) leave a place, especially as an official punishment. 2) get rid of; drive away. DERIVATIVES banishment noun. ORIGIN Old French banir …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 banish */ — UK [ˈbænɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms banish : present tense I/you/we/they banish he/she/it banishes present participle banishing past tense banished past participle banished 1) a) to officially order someone to leave a country or region… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 banish — ban|ish [ˈbænıʃ] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: banir] 1.) to not allow someone or something to stay in a particular place banish sb/sth from/to sth ▪ I have been banished to a distant corridor. 2.) to send someone away permanently …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 banish — [[t]bæ̱nɪʃ[/t]] banishes, banishing, banished 1) VERB If someone or something is banished from a place or area of activity, they are sent away from it and prevented from entering it. [be V ed from/to n] John was banished from England... [be V ed… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 banish — ban|ish [ bænıʃ ] verb transitive * 1. ) to officially order someone to leave a country or region as a punishment: banish from/to: a well known opponent of Stalin who was banished to Siberia a ) OFTEN HUMOROUS to make someone go somewhere else:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 banish — verb (T) 1 to not allow someone or something to stay in a particular place: banish sth from/to: The children were banished to the backyard. 2 to send someone away permanently from their country or the area where they live, especially as an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 banish — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French baniss , stem of banir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bannan to command more at ban Date: 14th century 1. to require by authority to leave a country 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 banish — verb /ˈbænɪʃ/ a) To send someone away and forbid that person from returning. banish fear, qualm. b) If you dont stop talking blasphemes, I will banish you. See Also: banishment …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 banish — v. (D; tr.) to banish from; to (she was banished from the country) * * * [ bænɪʃ] to (she was banished from the country) (D; tr.) to banish from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 banish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. exile, dismiss, expel. See ejection, punishment, exclusion. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To condemn to exile] Syn. exile, expatriate, deport, transport, ostracize, excommunicate, proscribe, drive out,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 banish — /ˈbænɪʃ / (say banish) verb (t) 1. to condemn to exile; expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree. 2. to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away: to banish sorrow. {Middle English banysshe(n), from Old French baniss …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 banish — banisher, n. banishment, n. /ban ish/, v.t. 1. to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile: He was banished to Devil s Island. 2. to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away: to banish sorrow. [1275 …

    Universalium

  • 19 banish — verb Banish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blues, ↑spectre …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 banish — verb 1) he was banished for his crime Syn: exile, expel, deport, eject, expatriate, ostracize, extradite, repatriate, transport; cast out, oust, evict, throw out, exclude, shut out, ban Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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