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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In my experience, a lack of formal training by no means precludes one from doing excellent foresight work.
There is a relationship between being a frequent exerciser and personal ratings of one's physical health -- although it is impossible to determine the degree to which each of these affects the other (i.e., whether being in poor health precludes one from being able to exercise, or that exercising leads to good health).
Conceptualizing information in terms of broad or modal characteristics of groups precludes one from viewing all groups as monolithic entities.
Meanwhile, courts in Florida and Nevada recently were asked to decide if one's illegal alien status precludes one from receiving insurance benefits.
The particularity of events perhaps precludes one from saying directly that one event supervenes on another, but it is still possible to say less direct things--for example, that the proposition that the first event occurs supervenes on the proposition that the second does.
On the other hand, the emphasis on discovery often precludes one from working again with a favorite artist, and makes it impossible to present the evolution of his or her work.