Definitions for precludeprɪˈklud
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word preclude
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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
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.
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.
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.
Images & Illustrations of preclude
Translations for preclude
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for preclude »
Find a translation for the preclude definition in other languages:
Select another language: