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  Words related to preclude

Related / Similar Words: prevent, forestall, foreclose, forbid, rule out, close out

 

Definition:
  • keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer";
  • make impossible, especially beforehand;

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    Hyponyms: save, make unnecessary, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, stop, halt, kibosh

     

    Derivational Morphology: obviation, forestalling, preclusion

     

     
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