We banished all our doubts and fears.
To banish cares, to banish wrinkles.
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.
The spy was found guilty of treason and banished from the country.
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.