Banish meaning

bănĭsh
To exile.
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To drive away; expel.

We banished all our doubts and fears.

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To send or put away; get rid of.

To banish cares, to banish wrinkles.

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The definition of banish means to send away or get rid of someone or something.

A person being told by officials to leave a city is an example of banish.

Choosing to forget a bad memory is an example of to banish.

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To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile.

The spy was found guilty of treason and banished from the country.

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To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
  • (with simple direct object)
    If you don't stop talking blasphemes, I will banish you.
  • (with from)
    He was banished from the kingdom.
  • (dated, with out of)
  • (archaic, with two simple objects (person and place))
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To expel, especially from the mind.

Banish fear, qualm.

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Origin of banish

  • Middle English banishen from Old French banir baniss- of Germanic origin bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French banir (“to proclaim, ban, banish”) and Old English bannan, Proto-Germanic *bannaną (“curse, forbid”). Compare to French bannir.

    From Wiktionary