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1. ban

verb. ['ˈbæn'] prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure.

Synonyms

  • interdict
  • veto
  • forbid
  • proscribe
  • nix
  • disallow

Antonyms

  • permit
  • confront
  • patronize
  • patronise

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word ban


1. Noun, singular or mass
This could damage your finances if you legitimately lose your job while still under the ban.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The resulting odor problem can be so severe that some communities ban the disposal of drywall in landfills.

Quotes containing the word ban


1. If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?
- Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

2. Dear God in heaven.” Nik and Ban turned away, but Alek stood. Transfixed. “My God, y’all. She’s the worst goddamn dancer I’ve ever seen.” “Turn away. It’ll hurt your eyes. Turn away!
- Shelly Laurenston, Here Kitty, Kitty!

2. ban

verb. ['ˈbæn'] forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper).

Synonyms

  • criminalize
  • illegalize
  • embargo
  • illegalise
  • outlaw
  • criminalise

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • decriminalise
  • admit
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. ban

noun. ['ˈbæn'] a decree that prohibits something.

Synonyms

  • enjoining
  • banning-order
  • decree
  • edict
  • rescript
  • injunction
  • prohibition
  • order
  • interdiction
  • fiat
  • cease and desist order
  • proscription
  • enjoinment

Antonyms

  • downgrade
  • snarl
  • entangle
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. ban

noun. ['ˈbæn'] 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova.

Antonyms

  • repatriate

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. ban

noun. ['ˈbæn'] an official prohibition or edict against something.

Synonyms

  • banning
  • prohibition
  • forbidding
  • forbiddance

Antonyms

  • instability
  • war
  • deregulate
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. BAN

noun. a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Synonyms

  • bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing

7. ban

verb. ['ˈbæn'] expel from a community or group.

Synonyms

  • banish
  • throw out
  • shun
  • kick out
  • expel
  • ostracize
  • cast out
  • ostracise

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • unalarming
  • pleasant
  • abide

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. ban

noun. ['ˈbæn'] 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania.

Synonyms

  • Romanian monetary unit

Antonyms

  • untidiness
  • disorderliness

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. ban

verb. ['ˈbæn'] ban from a place of residence, as for punishment.

Synonyms

  • throw out
  • kick out
  • expel
  • rusticate

Antonyms

  • support
  • clear
  • give
  • consent

Etymology

  • bannen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bannan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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