Definition of 'debar'
- bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
- prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
Synonyms: obviate deflect avert head off stave off fend off avoid ward off
- prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
Synonyms: bar exclude