Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb banish

4 senses of banish

Sense 1
banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball -- (expel from a community or group)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 2
banish, ban -- (ban from a place of residence, as for punishment)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 3
banish, relegate, bar -- (expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country")
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 4
banish -- (drive away; "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom")
       => chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers")

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