Definition of ban verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    ban

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//bæn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ban
     
    he / she / it bans
     
    past simple banned
     
    -ing form banning
     
     
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  1. 1ban something to decide or say officially that something is not allowed synonym prohibit Chemical weapons are banned internationally. a campaign to ban smoking in public places
  2. 2 [usually passive] to order someone not to do something, go somewhere, etc., especially officially ban somebody from something He was banned from the meeting. ban somebody from doing something She's been banned from leaving Texas while the allegations are investigated.
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