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BANISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banish mean? 

BANISH (verb)
  The verb BANISH has 4 senses:

1. expel from a community or group
2. ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
3. expel, as if by official decree
4. drive away

  Familiarity information: BANISH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BANISH (verb)


Sense 1banish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel from a community or group

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

ostracize; ostracise; cast out; blackball; banish; shun; ban

Hypernyms (to "banish" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2banish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

banish; ban

Hypernyms (to "banish" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "banish"):

rusticate (send to the country)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3banish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel, as if by official decree

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

banish; bar; relegate

Context example:

he was banished from his own country

Hypernyms (to "banish" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "banish"):

spike (stand in the way of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 4banish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drive away

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

banish bad thoughts / banish gloom

Hypernyms (to "banish" is one way to...):

chase away; dispel; drive away; drive off; drive out; run off; turn back (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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