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English verb: debar

1. debar (social) bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

Narrower (hyponym)rusticate, send down

Entailpenalise, penalize, punish

2. debar (social) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

SamplesLet's avoid a confrontation.
Head off a confrontation.
Avert a strike.

Synonymsavert, avoid, deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

3. debar (communication) prevent from entering; keep out

SamplesHe was barred from membership in the club.

Synonymsbar, exclude

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

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