Complete Definition of "rule out"

English

Verb
to rule out

  1. transitive To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
  2. transitive To reject an option from a list of possibilities.

#:As John Doe had an alibi, the police were able to rule him out as a suspect.

  1. transitive To make something impossible.

#:The constant rain ruled out any chance of a game of tennis.

Synonyms
(reject): eliminate, reject

(make impossible): preclude

Antonyms
(reject): consider, rule in
(make impossible): allow

Translations
trans-top|to make something impossible
Czech: vylouÄćit
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Category:English phrasal verbs

ja:rule out
pl:rule out
fi:rule out

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