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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.
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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]
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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•clu′sion (-ˈklu ʒən) n.
pre•clu′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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Past participle: precluded
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|Verb||1.||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, 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"
|2.||preclude - make impossible, especially beforehand|
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1. rule out, put a stop to, obviate, make impossible, make impracticable At 84, John feels his age precludes much travelling.
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preclude[prɪˈkluːd] VT (= prevent) → impedir; [+ possibility] → excluir
this does not preclude the possibility of → esto no excluye or quita la posibilidad de ...
so as to preclude all doubt → para disipar cualquier duda
we are precluded from doing that → nos vemos imposibilitados para hacer eso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
preclude[prɪˈkluːd] vt [possibility, discussion, chance] → exclure
to preclude sb from doing sth → empêcher qn de faire qch
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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
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