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pre·clude

 (prĭ-klo͞od′)
tr.v. pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing, pre·cludes
1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent. See Synonyms at prevent.
2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity: Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.

[Latin praeclūdere : prae-, pre- + claudere, to close.]

pre·clu′sion (-klo͞o′zhən) n.
pre·clu′sive (-klo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
pre·clu′sive·ly adv.

preclude

(prɪˈkluːd)
vb (tr)
1. to exclude or debar
2. to make impossible, esp beforehand
[C17: from Latin praeclūdere to shut up, from prae in front, before + claudere to close]
preˈcludable adj
preclusion n
preclusive adj
preˈclusively adv

pre•clude

(prɪˈklud)

v.t. -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to prevent the presence or occurrence of; make impossible: evidence that precludes a conviction.
2. to exclude or debar: Belief in free will precludes the acceptance of predestination.
[1610–20; < Latin praeclūdere to shut off =prae- pre- + -clūdere, comb. form of claudere to shut, close]
pre•clud′a•ble, adj.
pre•clu′sion (-ˈklu ʒən) n.
pre•clu′sive (-sɪv) adj.

preclude


Past participle: precluded
Gerund: precluding

Imperative
preclude
preclude
Present
I preclude
you preclude
he/she/it precludes
we preclude
you preclude
they preclude
Preterite
I precluded
you precluded
he/she/it precluded
we precluded
you precluded
they precluded
Present Continuous
I am precluding
you are precluding
he/she/it is precluding
we are precluding
you are precluding
they are precluding
Present Perfect
I have precluded
you have precluded
he/she/it has precluded
we have precluded
you have precluded
they have precluded
Past Continuous
I was precluding
you were precluding
he/she/it was precluding
we were precluding
you were precluding
they were precluding
Past Perfect
I had precluded
you had precluded
he/she/it had precluded
we had precluded
you had precluded
they had precluded
Future
I will preclude
you will preclude
he/she/it will preclude
we will preclude
you will preclude
they will preclude
Future Perfect
I will have precluded
you will have precluded
he/she/it will have precluded
we will have precluded
you will have precluded
they will have precluded
Future Continuous
I will be precluding
you will be precluding
he/she/it will be precluding
we will be precluding
you will be precluding
they will be precluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been precluding
you have been precluding
he/she/it has been precluding
we have been precluding
you have been precluding
they have been precluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been precluding
you will have been precluding
he/she/it will have been precluding
we will have been precluding
you will have been precluding
they will have been precluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been precluding
you had been precluding
he/she/it had been precluding
we had been precluding
you had been precluding
they had been precluding
Conditional
I would preclude
you would preclude
he/she/it would preclude
we would preclude
you would preclude
they would preclude
Past Conditional
I would have precluded
you would have precluded
he/she/it would have precluded
we would have precluded
you would have precluded
they would have precluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.preclude - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
make unnecessary, save - make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, avert, stave off, ward off, avoid, debar, obviate - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
frustrate, queer, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
kibosh, stop, block, halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
2.preclude - make impossible, especially beforehand
obviate, rid of, eliminate - do away with

preclude

verb
1. rule out, put a stop to, obviate, make impossible, make impracticable At 84, John feels his age precludes much travelling.
2. prevent, stop, check, exclude, restrain, prohibit, inhibit, hinder, forestall, debar Poor English precluded them from ever finding a job.

preclude

verb
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action:
Translations
vyloučit
präkludieren

preclude

[prɪˈkluːd] VT (= prevent) → impedir; [+ possibility] → excluir
this does not preclude the possibility ofesto no excluye or quita la posibilidad de ...
so as to preclude all doubtpara disipar cualquier duda
we are precluded from doing thatnos vemos imposibilitados para hacer eso

preclude

[prɪˈkluːd] vt [possibility, discussion, chance] → exclure
to preclude sb from doing sth → empêcher qn de faire qch

preclude

vt possibilityausschließen; to preclude somebody from doing somethingjdn daran hindern, etw zu tun; to preclude something happeningdie Möglichkeit ausschließen, dass etw geschieht

preclude

[prɪˈkluːd] (frm) vt (possibility) → precludere, impedire; (misunderstanding, doubt) → non lasciar adito a
we are precluded from doing that → siamo impossibilitati a farlo
to preclude sb from doing → impedire a qn di fare
References in classic literature ?
I rather hope to satisfy you both," said Emma, "for I shall do all in my power to make them happy, which will be enough for Isabella; and happiness must preclude false indulgence and physic.
three at the entrance of the hollow veins where they are disposed in such a manner as by no means to prevent the blood which it contains from flowing into the right ventricle of the heart, and yet exactly to prevent its flowing out; three at the entrance to the arterial vein, which, arranged in a manner exactly the opposite of the former, readily permit the blood contained in this cavity to pass into the lungs, but hinder that contained in the lungs from returning to this cavity; and, in like manner, two others at the mouth of the venous artery, which allow the blood from the lungs to flow into the left cavity of the heart, but preclude its return; and three at the mouth of the great artery, which suffer the blood to flow from the heart, but prevent its reflux.
The design of the objection, which has been mentioned, is to preclude standing armies in time of peace, though we have never been informed how far it is designed the prohibition should extend; whether to raising armies as well as to KEEPING THEM UP in a season of tranquillity or not.
A wise nation will combine all these considerations; and, whilst it does not rashly preclude itself from any resource which may become essential to its safety, will exert all its prudence in diminishing both the necessity and the danger of resorting to one which may be inauspicious to its liberties.
This communication," continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion, "will, we are sure, meet with your approbation.
I speak of this point chiefly for the sake of method; for the strength of Madame L'Espanaye would have been utterly unequal to the task of thrusting her daughter's corpse up the chimney as it was found; and the nature of the wounds upon her own person entirely preclude the idea of self-destruction.
Their homes were so distant, and the circles in which they moved so distinct, as almost to preclude the means of ever hearing of each other's existence during the eleven following years, or, at least, to make it very wonderful to Sir Thomas that Mrs.
Her face, instinct with intelligence, seemed to radiate light, so inspired was it with the enthusiasm peculiar to Corsicans,--which does not, however, preclude calmness.
But for the moment his sense of relief was so great as to preclude all other feelings.
Shall I preclude my future by taking a high seat and kindly adapting my conversation to the shape of heads?
Amid all this, let it not be imagined that I escaped without many a reprimand, and many an implied reproach, that lost none of its sting from not being openly worded; but rather wounded the more deeply, because, from that very reason, it seemed to preclude self-defence.
The speed of the fellow seemed to preclude the possibility of escaping him upon the open beach.