Definition of banish in English:

banish

Line breaks: ban¦ish
Pronunciation: /ˈbanɪʃ
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

banishment

noun
More example sentences
  • She deals with themes of banishment, rejection and blurred sexual preference both symbolically and directly with an evocative skill.
  • If Dante hadn't been thrown out of Florence into banishment, into political impotence, there wouldn't be a Divine Comedy.
  • But Stewart's banishment was permanent when he was shown the red card for apparently stamping on an opponent towards the end of today's match.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French baniss-, lengthened stem of banir; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ban1.

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