What does rule out mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    make impossible, especially beforehand

  2. rule out, rule in(verb)

    include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

  3. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject(verb)

    dismiss from consideration or a contest

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"


  1. rule out(Verb)

    To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.

  2. rule out(Verb)

    To reject an option from a list of possibilities.

  3. rule out(Verb)

    To make something impossible.

  4. rule out(Verb)

    to disallow


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rule out in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rule out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Ronny Verhelst:

    I can definitely rule out a dual track.

  2. Cathy Seifert:

    I definitely would not rule out the U.S..

  3. Deputy Police ChiefChris Lyddy:

    We have not been able to rule out anybody.

  4. Richard Gorry:

    Can you rule out $20 per barrel? No, you can't.

  5. Richard Gorry:

    Can you rule out $20 per barrel? No, you can’t.

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