rule out

rule out
rule out [v] exclude, reject abolish, avert, ban, bate, cancel, count out, debar, deter, dismiss, eliminate, except, forbid, forestall, forfend, leave out, not consider, obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, recant, revoke, stave off, suspend, ward off; concepts 25,121 —Ant. add, include, keep

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  • rule out of — ˌrule ˈout of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rule out of he/she/it rules out of present participle ruling out of past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule out — (something) to stop considering something as a possibility. My doctor has ruled out drinking tea or coffee. Let s see how much the trip will cost before we rule it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • rule out — ► rule out/in exclude (or include) as a possibility. Main Entry: ↑rule …   English terms dictionary

  • rule out/in — ► rule out/in exclude (or include) as a possibility. Main Entry: ↑rule …   English terms dictionary

  • rule out — index delete, deter, dismiss (put out of consideration), disqualify, eliminate (exclude), exclude, negate, o …   Law dictionary

  • rule out — eliminate, debar, *exclude, shut out, suspend, disbar, blackball Analogous words: bar, block (see HINDER): *prevent, preclude, obviate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rule out — verb 1. make impossible, especially beforehand (Freq. 6) • Syn: ↑preclude, ↑close out • Derivationally related forms: ↑preclusive (for: ↑preclude) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule out of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rule out of : present tense I/you/we/they rule out of he/she/it rules out of present participle ruling out of past tense ruled out of past participle ruled out of rule someone out of something to make it… …   English dictionary

  • rule out — {v.} 1. To say that (something) must not be done; not allow; also: decide against. * /The principal ruled out dances on school nights./ * /The play was ruled out by the referee./ * /Jean probably will not go to college, but she has not ruled that …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rule out — {v.} 1. To say that (something) must not be done; not allow; also: decide against. * /The principal ruled out dances on school nights./ * /The play was ruled out by the referee./ * /Jean probably will not go to college, but she has not ruled that …   Dictionary of American idioms

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