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Definition 1: prevent from entering; keep out - [verb of communication]

Samples where debar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was barred from membership in the club

Synonyms for debar in the sense of this definition

(debar is a kind of ...) command against

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" "Dad nixed our plans"

Samples where debar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's avoid a confrontation
  • head off a confrontation
  • avert a strike

Synonyms for debar in the sense of this definition

(debar is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

Synonyms for debar in the sense of this definition

(debar is a kind of ...) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

(... is a kind of debar ) suspend temporarily from college or university, in England

(debar implies ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

"The students were penalized for showing up late for class" "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

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