Meaning of “banish” in the English Dictionary

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"banish" in British English

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banishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæn.ɪʃ/ us /ˈbæn.ɪʃ/

to send someone away, especially from their country, and not allow them to come back:

He was banished to an uninhabited island for a year.
They were banished (= sent out) from the library for making a noise.

to get rid of something completely:

Try to banish all thoughts of revenge from your mind.
banishment
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbæn.ɪʃ.mənt/ us /ˈbæn.ɪʃ.mənt/

(Definition of “banish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"banish" in American English

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banishverb [ T ]

us /ˈbæn·ɪʃ/

to send someone away and forbid the person to come back:

He was banished from his sister's house.

To banish is also to get rid of:

Their goal is to banish war forever.

(Definition of “banish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)