Synonyms of rule out
- 1. preclude, rule out, close out, obviate, rid of, eliminate
- usage: make impossible, especially beforehand
- 2. rule out, rule in, rule, decree
- usage: include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
- 3. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject
- usage: dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
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