Synonyms for preclude

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pri-klood
Phonetic Transcription : prɪˈklud

Top 10 synonyms for preclude Other synonyms for the word preclude

Définition of preclude

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Latin praecludere "to close, shut off; hinder, impede," from prae- "before, ahead" (see pre-) + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Precluded; precluding.
  • verb inhibit; make impossible
Example sentences :
  • She was "diligent in business," but this did not preclude her being "fervent in spirit."
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • His surprise was so great as to preclude the sight of Dora herself.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The demand was of a nature to preclude the exercise of courtesy.
  • Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • Fortunately the fact that she was a girl did not preclude thinking.
  • Extract from : « A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties » by Charles Major
  • The shapes are so multifarious, as to preclude us from giving any specific directions.
  • Extract from : « The Ladies' Work-Table Book » by Anonymous
  • "There are difficulties which may preclude any arrangement," said Kennyfeck, gravely.
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever
  • I was led to the rear of the mud-house to preclude my witnessing the scene.
  • Extract from : « In the Forbidden Land » by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • But such are exceptions only, and should not preclude attempts at improvement.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 » by Various
  • This seemed to preclude the idea of taking the other two stockades.
  • Extract from : « Through Three Campaigns » by G. A. Henty
  • Nor is the book so remarkable as to preclude the possibility of Henry's authorship.
  • Extract from : « Henry VIII. » by A. F. Pollard

Antonyms for preclude

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