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English verb: banish

1. banish (social) expel from a community or group


Synonymsban, blackball, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

2. banish (social) ban from a place of residence, as for punishment


Synonymsban


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Narrower (hyponym)rusticate

3. banish (social) expel, as if by official decree


SamplesHe was banished from his own country.


Synonymsbar, relegate


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


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Narrower (hyponym)spike

4. banish (motion) drive away


SamplesBanish bad thoughts.
Banish gloom.


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


Broader (hypernym)chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back









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