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English verb: debar

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


Synonymssuspend


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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