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"
preclude, rule out, close out(verb)
make impossible, especially beforehand
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!
to put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede
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
Origin: [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae before + claudere to shut. See Close, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -clusum—præ, before, claudĕre, to shut.]
The numerical value of preclude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of preclude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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