preclude

  • 1 preclude — pre·clude /pri klüd/ vt pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing: to prevent or exclude by necessary consequence the requirement of a marriage ceremony preclude s the creation of common law marriages in this jurisdiction: as a: to prevent (a party) from… …

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  • 2 Preclude — Pre*clude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Precluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Precluding}.] [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae before + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v.] 1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 preclude — (v.) 1610s, from L. praecludere to close, shut off, impede, from L. prae before, ahead (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Related: Precluded; precluding …

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  • 4 preclude — *prevent, obviate, avert, ward Analogous words: *hinder, obstruct, impede, block, bar: *stop, discontinue, quit, cease: *exclude, eliminate, shut out, debar …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 preclude — [v] inhibit; make impossible avert, cease, check, debar, deter, discontinue, exclude, forestall, forfend, hinder, impede, interrupt, make impracticable, obviate, prevent, prohibit, put a stop to, quit, restrain, rule out, stave off, stop, ward;… …

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  • 6 preclude — ► VERB ▪ prevent (something) from happening or (someone) from doing something. DERIVATIVES preclusion noun. ORIGIN Latin praecludere shut off, impede …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 preclude — [prē klo͞od′, priklo͞od′] vt. precluded, precluding [L praecludere, to shut off < prae , before (see PRE ) + claudere, to CLOSE2] to make impossible, esp. in advance; shut out; prevent SYN. PREVENT preclusion [prēklo͞o′zhən, priklo͞o′zhən] n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 preclude — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to preclude from (to preclude smb. from doing smt.) * * * [prɪ kluːd] (formal) (d; tr.) to preclude from (to preclude smb. from doing smt.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 preclude — pre|clude [prıˈklu:d] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: praecludere to block up , from claudere to close ] formal to prevent something or make something impossible ▪ rules that preclude experimentation in teaching methods preclude sb from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 preclude — verb (T) formal to prevent something or make something impossible: preclude sb from doing something: Age alone will not preclude him from standing as a candidate. preclusion / klu:ZFn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 preclude — UK [prɪˈkluːd] / US [prɪˈklud] verb [transitive] Word forms preclude : present tense I/you/we/they preclude he/she/it precludes present participle precluding past tense precluded past participle precluded formal if one thing precludes another,… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 preclude — verb /pɹɛˈkluːd/ Remove the possibility of; ; prevent or exclude; to make . It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon! …

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  • 13 preclude — verb Preclude is used with these nouns as the object: ↑inclusion, ↑interpretation, ↑possibility, ↑use …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 preclude — [[t]prɪklu͟ːd[/t]] precludes, precluding, precluded 1) VERB If something precludes an event or action, it prevents the event or action from happening. [FORMAL] [V n/ ing] At 84, John feels his age precludes too much travel... [V n/ ing] He would… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 preclude — verb his difficulties preclude him from leading a normal life Syn: prevent, make it impossible for, rule out, stop, prohibit, debar, bar, hinder, impede, inhibit, exclude See note at prohibit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 preclude — v.tr. 1 (foll. by from) prevent, exclude (precluded from taking part). 2 make impossible; remove (so as to preclude all doubt). Derivatives: preclusion n. preclusive adj. Etymology: L praecludere praeclus (as PRAE , claudere shut) …

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  • 17 preclude — transitive verb (precluded; precluding) Etymology: Latin praecludere, from prae + claudere to close more at close Date: 1629 1. archaic close 2. to make impossible by necessary consequence ; rule out in advance • preclusion …

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  • 18 preclude — precludable, adj. preclusion /pri klooh zheuhn/, n. preclusive /pri klooh siv/, adj. preclusively, adv. /pri kloohd /, v.t., precluded, precluding. 1. to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible: The insufficiency of the …

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  • 19 preclude — Synonyms and related words: anticipate, avert, avoid, ban, bar, bar out, block, blockade, cease, check, count out, cut off, debar, deflect, deny, deter, disallow, discontinue, discourage, dishearten, embargo, enjoin, estop, exclude, exclude from …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 preclude — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prevent, stop, prohibit, obviate, check; forestall. See exclusion, prohibition. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prevent, impede, rule out; see hinder , prevent , restrain 1 . See Synonym Study at prevent …

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