Definitions for precludeprɪˈklud

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word preclude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid(verb)

    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"

  2. preclude, rule out, close out(verb)

    make impossible, especially beforehand

Wiktionary

  1. preclude(Verb)

    Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.

    It has been raining for days, but that doesnu2019t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preclude

    to put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede

  2. Preclude

    to shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual; to obviate by anticipation

  3. Origin: [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae before + claudere to shut. See Close, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preclude

    prē-klud′, v.t. to shut out beforehand: to hinder by anticipation: to keep back: to prevent from taking place.—n. Preclū′sion, act of precluding or hindering: state of being precluded.—adj. Preclū′sive, tending to preclude: hindering beforehand.—adv. Preclū′sively. [L. præcludĕre, -clusumpræ, before, claudĕre, to shut.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preclude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preclude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andy Rooney:

    Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.

  2. Paul Pillar:

    One cannot expect U.S. consular officers to conduct the equivalent of an FBI background investigation on every visa application; the sheer volume of applications they must review would preclude doing so.

  3. Adam Kushner:

    We found that even in the most removed villages, people understood the need for surgery and surgical care, but that mistrust with the health care system or the high cost of care or travel would preclude their seeking assistance.

  4. State John Kerry on Tuesday:

    Closing the (Possible Military Dimensions) agenda item will in no way preclude the IAEA from investigating if there is reason to believe Iran is pursuing any covert nuclear activities in the future, as it had in the past, today’s resolution makes clear that the IAEA’s Board of Governors will be watching closely to verify that Iran fully implements its commitments under the JCPOA.

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