Preclude Definition

prĭ-klo͝od
precluded, precludes, precluding
verb
precluded, precludes, precluding
To make impossible, esp. in advance; shut out; prevent.
Webster's New World
To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity.
Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.
American Heritage
Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
An example of preclude is when you take someone's keys away so that they cannot drive.
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Origin of Preclude

  • Latin praeclūdere prae- pre- claudere to close

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

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