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preclude - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preclude

(verb) keep from happening or arising; make impossible
Synonyms : forbid , foreclose , forestall , prevent
Example Sentence
  • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
  • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

(verb) make impossible, especially beforehand
Synonyms : close out , rule out

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preclude

PRECLUDE is to EXCLUDE or keep out, whereas INCLUDE which is its opposite means to take in as part of a group.
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by pushpa_edit

pre+(con)clude ->pahle hi conclude karke eliminate karna or prevent karna.
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by cp.jethani

prevent to conclude
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by ashay.ut

pre+include....Now pre- (prefix) is mostly used as before, prior to, like prehistoric....So we cannot Include or change anything previous or past.So Include of Pre is impossible or ruled out
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by nikki123

PREvent+inCLUDE: To prevent something from ever happening and thus stop the inclusion of it into the history.
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by ratonahat

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by dshefman

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by gatz_funky

include=> (in)+clude(close) preclude => pre(before)+clude(close): make impossible
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by Swapneel Patil

pre+clude—pre conclude— we pre conclude, i.e., we analyze things in advance so that WE CAN PREVENT ITS OCCURANCE
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by nikhilparasher

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