Translation of banish in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbænɪʃ/


  • 1 1.1 (exile) desterrar* she was banished from her native land la desterraron (de su patria) he tried to banish her from his mind intentó apartarla or [literary/literario] desterrarla de su pensamiento
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    • When I'm banished to my little corner of the loungette with my laptop, I do seven hours of actual writing.
    • Coleman was banished to the stand for the second half of the game, which Stanley lost 2-1.
    • A healthy competition between the sexes can also be fun once the young child is banished to bed.
    1.2 (prohibit) prohibir* cars have been banished from the shopping streets han prohibido la circulación en la zona comercial
  • 2 (dispel) [fear/worries/doubts] hacer* olvidar, desvanecer* [literary/literario]
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    • She is the epitome of quiet indignation, especially on learning that the smell of cigar smoke will soon be banished from the cigar shop.
    • Normal and necessary parts of our diet, such as salt and sugar and fat, have also been re-defined as toxins to be banished from our bodies.
    • Even oysters and mussels are banished from the Singer table.

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