preclude (someone or something) from (something)

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preclude (someone or something) from (something)

To prevent, exclude, or disallow someone or something from receiving, doing, or being involved in something. Often used in passive constructions. Your history with that company precludes you from consideration, I'm afraid. Clear opposition from the majority party in congress precludes the bill from ever succeeding. The team has been precluded from the Olympics due to allegations of substance abuse.
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preclude someone or something from something

to prevent someone or something from being included in something; to eliminate someone from something in advance. Your remarks do not preclude me from trying again, do they? These facts do not preclude my company from consideration, do they?
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Attacking the suggestion that EU membership had been a bar to nationalising industries, she said: "Being a member of the European Union has never precluded us from nationalising the steel industry.
The Pentagon denied that Hagel's visit was postponed, saying that "it was under discussion as a possible option for his upcoming trip to Europe, but scheduling issues precluded us from being able to make it work."
"We chose to use HDPE in the phase two design because there was a concern regarding the potential corrosive nature of the soil in the area that precluded us from using ductile iron pipe," said Andrew Robertson, P.E., senior engineer at Souder, Miller and Associates, the engineering firm for phases two, three and four of the pipeline project.
While the icy London temperatures precluded us from spending any time on the actual terrace with its fabulous views, there was more than enough in the room to keep us entertained.
In 1990, basic warbler and vireo life history traits were known, but a paucity of local habitat distribution, population trend, and demographic data precluded us from making any informed management decisions.
These deficiencies precluded us from being able to determine whether as much as 18 percent of the statistically tested nonpayroll-related transactions of the Commission for fiscal year 2003 were valid.
''I think that the war in Iraq, the North Korean situation, all of that probably precluded us from having the opportunity to break through with the issues that we wanted to talk about the most -- the economy, education, health care -- those issues that generally resonate for Democrats,'' Daschle said.
Editor's Note: Many more introductions premiered at the expo but space limitations precluded us from publishing them all.
"Our aspiration remains a joint stadium because of the wider economic benefits it would bring but that has not precluded us from looking at it."
However, incomplete and inaccurate USPS data precluded us from making an assessment of changes in the implementation of security measures at all core facilities.