- 1[usually passive] banish somebody (from…) (to…) to order someone to leave a place, especially a country, as a punishment synonym exile He was banished to Australia, where he died five years later. The children were banished from the dining room.
- 2banish somebody/something (from something) to make someone or something go away; to get rid of someone or something The sight of food banished all other thoughts from my mind.
NAmE//ˈbænɪʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they banish
he / she / it banishes
past simple banished
-ing form banishing