banish


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ban·ish

 (băn′ĭsh)
tr.v. ban·ished, ban·ish·ing, ban·ish·es
1. To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile: The spy was found guilty of treason and banished from the country.
2. To drive away; expel: We banished all our doubts and fears.

[Middle English banishen, from Old French banir, baniss-, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

ban′ish·er n.
ban′ish·ment n.

banish

(ˈbænɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to expel from a place, esp by an official decree as a punishment
2. to drive away: to banish gloom.
[C14: from Old French banir, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German ban]
ˈbanishment n

ban•ish

(ˈbæn ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to expel from or relegate to a country or place by official decree; condemn to exile.
2. to send or drive away: to banish sorrow.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Old French banir < Frankish]
ban′ish•er, n.
ban′ish•ment, n.

banish


Past participle: banished
Gerund: banishing

Imperative
banish
banish
Present
I banish
you banish
he/she/it banishes
we banish
you banish
they banish
Preterite
I banished
you banished
he/she/it banished
we banished
you banished
they banished
Present Continuous
I am banishing
you are banishing
he/she/it is banishing
we are banishing
you are banishing
they are banishing
Present Perfect
I have banished
you have banished
he/she/it has banished
we have banished
you have banished
they have banished
Past Continuous
I was banishing
you were banishing
he/she/it was banishing
we were banishing
you were banishing
they were banishing
Past Perfect
I had banished
you had banished
he/she/it had banished
we had banished
you had banished
they had banished
Future
I will banish
you will banish
he/she/it will banish
we will banish
you will banish
they will banish
Future Perfect
I will have banished
you will have banished
he/she/it will have banished
we will have banished
you will have banished
they will have banished
Future Continuous
I will be banishing
you will be banishing
he/she/it will be banishing
we will be banishing
you will be banishing
they will be banishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been banishing
you have been banishing
he/she/it has been banishing
we have been banishing
you have been banishing
they have been banishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been banishing
you will have been banishing
he/she/it will have been banishing
we will have been banishing
you will have been banishing
they will have been banishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been banishing
you had been banishing
he/she/it had been banishing
we had been banishing
you had been banishing
they had been banishing
Conditional
I would banish
you would banish
he/she/it would banish
we would banish
you would banish
they would banish
Past Conditional
I would have banished
you would have banished
he/she/it would have banished
we would have banished
you would have banished
they would have banished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.banish - expel from a community or groupbanish - expel from a community or group  
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
2.banish - ban from a place of residence, as for punishmentbanish - ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
rusticate - send to the country; "He was rusticated for his bad behavior"
3.banish - expel, as if by official decreebanish - expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
spike - stand in the way of
4.banish - drive away; "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

banish

verb
1. exclude, bar, ban, dismiss, expel, throw out, oust, drive away, eject, evict, shut out, ostracize I was banished from the small bedroom upstairs.
2. expel, transport, exile, outlaw, deport, drive away, expatriate, excommunicate He was banished from England.
expel receive, accept, admit, welcome, invite, embrace, hail, offer hospitality to
3. get rid of, remove, eliminate, eradicate, shake off, dislodge, see the back of a public investment programme intended to banish the recession
4. dismiss, drop, ban, reject, shelve, discard, set aside, disregard, dispel, cast out, lay aside, put out of your mind He has now banished all thoughts of retirement.

banish

verb
1. To force to leave a country or place by official decree:
2. To rid one's mind of:
Translations
يَنْفي، يُقْصي، يَطْرُد
vyhostit
fordriveforvise
dæma í útlegî
ištrėmimasištremtiišvyti
izraidīt, izsūtīt
vyhostiť
izgnati
sürgün etmeksürmek

banish

[ˈbænɪʃ] VT [+ person] → expulsar, desterrar (fig) [+ thought, fear] → desterrar, apartar (from de) to banish a topic from one's conversationdesterrar un tema de la conversación

banish

[ˈbænɪʃ] vt
(= expel) [+ person] → bannir
to banish sb from → bannir qn de
(= get rid of) [+ memory, thought] → bannir; [+ poverty] → bannir

banish

vt personverbannen; cares, fearvertreiben

banish

[ˈbænɪʃ] vt to banish (from) (person) → bandire (da), esiliare (da); (thought, fear) → bandire (da)

banish

(ˈbӕniʃ) verb
to send away (usually from a country), especially as a punishment. He was banished (from the country) for treason.
ˈbanishment noun
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Lay of despair, grieve not when thou art gone Forth from this sorrowing heart: my misery Brings fortune to the cause that gave thee birth; Then banish sadness even in the tomb.
Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish - Now are visions ne'er to vanish - From thy spirit shall they pass No more - like dew-drop from the grass: