What is another word for ban?

Pronunciation: [bˈan] (IPA)

Ban is a word that denotes prohibition or restriction on certain activities, products or people. It can also mean forbidding something by law or formal decree. Some synonyms for the word ban include prohibition, embargo, interdiction, veto, injunction, limitation, proscription, and restriction. These words are commonly used in legal contexts especially when banning activities such as smoking in public places, the sale of certain substances or accessing specific websites. These words have similar meanings but are used differently in different contexts. The substitution of the word ban with any of these synonyms can make the message in a text more nuanced and eloquent.

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What are the hypernyms for Ban?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Ban?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Ban?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
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What are the opposite words for ban?

When we talk about antonyms for the word "ban," we think about its opposite meanings. A ban means to prohibit or exclude someone or something from a particular activity or place. The antonyms of ban, therefore, would mean to allow, permit, authorize, or approve. Words like permit, welcome, approve, allow, authorize, and encourage are some of the common antonyms of the word ban. For instance, instead of imposing a ban on a certain activity, we can authorize it, permit it, or encourage it. Antonyms of the word ban can be helpful in providing alternative ways of dealing with situations where banning is not a feasible solution.

What are the antonyms for Ban?

Usage examples for Ban

Apparently the schoolmaster's ban upon the unauthorized use of translations was establishing the distinction between the English version which might claim to be ranked as literature and that which Johnson later designated as "the clandestine refuge of schoolboys."
"Early Theories of Translation"
Flora Ross Amos
And now that the twenty years are completed, the ban which kept us apart is lifted for ever.
"Doom of the House of Duryea"
Earl Peirce
Landolin avoided being in the same field, or at the same work anywhere, with Thoma; for he felt as though he were under a ban whenever she looked at him: and even when he was not looking at her, he thought he could feel her eyes following every motion he made.
Berthold Auerbach

Famous quotes with Ban

  • No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
    Judy Biggert
  • Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
    John Boehner
  • House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.
    John Boehner
  • I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics - and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense.
    Jim Bolger
  • The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
    Ken Calvert

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