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

2 senses of preclude

Sense 1
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 2
preclude, rule out, close out -- (make impossible, especially beforehand)
       => obviate, rid of, eliminate -- (do away with)

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