Preclude vs Eschew - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between preclude and eschew
is that preclude
is remove the possibility of; (l
); prevent or exclude; to make (l
) while eschew
is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
Remove the possibility of; (l); prevent or exclude; to make (l).
- It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!
, date = 2013-08-09
, author = Douglas Main
, title = Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation
, site = livescience
, url = http://www.livescience.com/38796-israel-outlaws-water-fluoridation.html
, accessdate = 2013-09-30
- Israel's decision to ban fluoridation follows a vote to preclude the practice in Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. It was also recently overturned in Hamilton, the fourth most populous city in New Zealand.
(formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
* The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.
*: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d.
* 1927 ,
*: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order.