English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'debar'

(verb) 
Definition
to prevent (someone) from doing something
She could be debarred from politics for several years.
Synonyms
bar
They have been barred from playing in several countries.
,
exclude
The Academy excluded women from its classes.
,
prohibit
the law which prohibits trading on Sunday
, ,
stop
I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
,
keep out
,
preclude
The fact that they live in London precludes them from coming.
,
shut out
,
blackball
Members can blackball candidates in secret ballots.
,
interdict
Troops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments.
,
refuse admission to

Usage note

The word debar is not synonymous with disbar, which should only be used when talking about a barrister, although evidence shows that the two are often confused.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of black
Definition
(of trade unionists) to organize a boycott of (specified goods, work, etc.)
in the sense of blackball
Definition
to exclude (someone) from a group, etc.
Members can blackball candidates in secret ballots.
Synonyms
bar,
ban,
get rid of,
throw out,
vote against,
force out,
shut out,
drum out
in the sense of exclude
Definition
to keep out
The Academy excluded women from its classes.
Synonyms
keep out,
bar,
ban,
shut out,
refuse to admit,
prevent from entering

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