1. banish

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


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


  • attack
  • unfasten
  • fall
  • decrease

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Rhymes with Banish

  • pollyannish
  • stanish
  • spanish
  • clannish
  • yanish
  • vanish
  • manish
  • janish
  • janisch
  • hanish
  • hanisch

How do you pronounce banish?

Pronounce banish as ˈbænɪʃ.

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Sentences with banish

1. Verb, base form
Thankfully, the right cleaning solution can banish stains and keep any damage at bay.

2. Adjective
Instead, banish blackheads and clear up your skin with the all-natural exfoliating powers of baking soda.

Quotes about banish

1. Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
- August Wilson

2. I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tell! They ’d banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog!
- Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

3. When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
- Michel de Montaigne, Les Essais

2. banish

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


  • kick out
  • ban
  • expel
  • rusticate


  • free
  • unbar
  • promote

3. banish

verb. ['ˈbænɪʃ'] expel, as if by official decree.


  • throw out
  • kick out
  • bar
  • expel
  • relegate


  • decriminalise
  • patronize
  • patronise
  • admit

4. banish

verb. ['ˈbænɪʃ'] drive away.


  • drive off
  • chase away
  • drive out
  • drive away
  • run off
  • turn back


  • confront
  • allow
  • permit
  • decriminalize