Preclude meaning

prĭ-klo͝od
To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity.

Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.

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To make impossible, esp. in advance; shut out; prevent.
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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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Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.

It has been raining for days, but that doesn't preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!

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Origin of preclude

  • Latin praeclūdere prae- pre- claudere to close

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