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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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and, ordering Roderigo up, banished him form the kingdom with wrath and scorn.
Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
The grounds upon which Linnaeus would fain have banished the whales from the waters, he states as follows: On account of their warm bilocular heart, their lungs, their movable eyelids, their hollow ears, penem intrantem feminam mammis lactantem, and finally, ex lege naturae jure meritoque.
So he tramped on until exercise and fresh air banished his headache, and his strength and joy returned.
I have mysterious knowledge which teaches me that there was an error that other time when it was thought the institution of the bath banished the fountain.
I had banished my shoes after the mouse, but my slippers would do for a summer night.
Her manners were attaching, and soon banished his reserve.
One Sunday evening, it chanced that they were banished from the sitting-room, for making a noise, or a light offence of the kind; and when I went to call them to supper, I could discover them nowhere.
Lorry was so exceedingly disconcerted by a question so hard to answer, that he could only look on, at a distance, with much feebler sympathy and humility, while the strong woman, having banished the inn servants under the mysterious penalty of "letting them know" something not mentioned if they stayed there, staring, recovered her charge by a regular series of gradations, and coaxed her to lay her drooping head upon her shoulder.
Again, and again, and a hundred times again, since the night when the thought had first occurred to me and banished sleep, I had gone over that old story of my poor mother's about my birth, which it had been one of my great delights in the old time to hear her tell, and which I knew by heart.
Still, there was one position worse than the present: it was the position he would be in when the ugly secret was disclosed; and the desire that continually triumphed over every other was that of warding off the evil day, when he would have to bear the consequences of his father's violent resentment for the wound inflicted on his family pride--would have, perhaps, to turn his back on that hereditary ease and dignity which, after all, was a sort of reason for living, and would carry with him the certainty that he was banished for ever from the sight and esteem of Nancy Lammeter.
Doubtless Sylvia was not entirely suitable to me, and to marry her was to be faithless to that vision of the highest, that wonderful unknown woman of the apocalyptic moorland, whose face Sylvia had not even momentarily banished from my dreams, and whom, with an unaccountable certitude, I still believed to be the woman God had destined for me; but, all things considered, Sylvia was surely as pretty an answer to prayer as a man could reasonably hope for.