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

3 senses of debar

Sense 1
suspend, debar -- (bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 2
debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off -- (prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 3
bar, debar, exclude -- (prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club")
       => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

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