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Definitions and Synonyms of preclude | Another word for preclude | What is preclude?

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

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

Synonyms for preclude in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of preclude ) prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something

"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"

(... is a kind of preclude ) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

(... is a kind of preclude ) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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

(... is a kind of preclude ) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

(... is a kind of preclude ) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of preclude ) stop from happening or developing

"Block his election" "Halt the process"

Definition 2: make impossible, especially beforehand - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for preclude in the sense of this definition

(preclude is a kind of ...) do away with

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