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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 ?
The attachment he felt to Anna precluded in his heart every need of intimate relations with others.
And his agitation precluded further speech; he advanced hastily to the entrance, where I made way for him to pass.
And in that case, the people ought not surely to be precluded from giving most of their confidence where they may discover it to be most due; but even in that case the State governments could have little to apprehend, because it is only within a certain sphere that the federal power can, in the nature of things, be advantageously administered.
My words were cut short by a crash outside, and a simultaneous crash inside me, which impelled me through space with a velocity that precluded speech.
These convictions must unquestionably have their own pain, and severe was its kind; but they precluded that pain which Lady Russell would suffer in entering the house again, and returning through the well-known apartments.
He would have preferred to use his noose, but the foliage surrounding the huge cat precluded the possibility of an accurate throw with the rope.
This effectually precluded any further speech, and Christie at once surrendered herself to the calm, obliterating influences of the forest.
Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, the eager: something which chastened the pleasure of those who looked on her and listened to her, by a controlling sense of awe; and such was my feeling now: but as to Helen Burns, I was struck with wonder.
However, where I am precluded from discussing certain matters, I want also to make it clear I will be happy to meet further with the committee at the appropriate time to discuss more fully issues which I am effectively precluded from discussing at this time.
All persons having claims against the Estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate; provided, however, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate.
The existing debt holder precluded the assignment of partnership interests as collateral.
The court held that summary judgment was precluded by genuine issues of material fact as to whether the employee violated a detainee's due process right to bodily integrity, and whether a detainee suffered emotional distress so severe that no reasonable person could be expected to endure it, as the result of a sexual assault by the employee.