Definitions for rule out

Definitions for (verb) rule out

Main entry: eliminate, rule out, reject, winnow out

Definition: dismiss from consideration or a contest

Usage: John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi; This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration

Main entry: rule in, rule out

Definition: include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

Main entry: preclude, rule out, close out

Definition: make impossible, especially beforehand

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