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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