Invertext Online Technical Dictionary


transitive verb  


Definition 1

Prohibit, interdict (thing).

Source: Concise Oxford Dictionary

Context: It is true that the 17th-century Ottoman sultan Murat IV banned smoking. But his subjects are still among the highest tobacco consumers.

Source: Financial Times 25/07/2009 (letter to the editor from Mr Nuri Akgul)

Definition 2

Prohibit (person from doing thing).

Source: Invertext from Concise Oxford Dictionary

Context: "If you ban someone from advertising their product, that is quite a serious remedy," he [Richard Croft] says.

Source: Financial Times 14/12/2004 (Gary Silverman)

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