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Monday July 27, 2015
To prevent; to make impossible. Something that precludes something else keeps or prevents it from occurring.
- The fact that I used to live in Africa precludes me from donating blood.
- Going to the movie tonight will preclude us from visiting your parents. There is only time for one or the other.
Word Usage Tip
PRECLUDE = PREVENT
- The flat tire we got on the way to the show PREVENTED us from arriving on time.
- The flat tire we got on the way to the show PRECLUDED us from arriving on time.
THINK... how can you use preclude in a conversation today?
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