Definition of Foreclose in English :

Define Foreclose in English

Foreclose meaning in English

Meaning of Foreclose in English

Pronunciation of Foreclose in English

Foreclose pronunciation in English

Pronounce Foreclose in English


see synonyms of foreclose


1. forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Example Sentences:
'My sense of tact forbids an honest answer'
'Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project'

2. foreclose

subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of foreclose
1. law
to deprive (a mortgagor, etc) of the right to redeem (a mortgage or pledge)
2. (transitive)
to shut out; bar
3. (transitive)
to prevent or hinder
4. (transitive)
to answer or settle (an obligation, promise, etc) in advance
5. (transitive)
to make an exclusive claim to

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see synonyms of foreclose
verb transitiveWord forms: foreˈclosed or foreˈclosing
to shut out; exclude; bar
to extinguish the right to redeem (a mortgage) by foreclosure
to deprive (a mortgagor) of this right by foreclosure
to hinder or prevent
to claim exclusively
verb intransitive
to foreclose a mortgage

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of foreclose
v. fore·closed, fore·clos·ing, fore·clos·es
a. To enforce (a lien, deed of trust, or mortgage) in whatever manner is provided for by law.
b. To bring a suit to prevent a mortgagor from redeeming (a property) by paying any outstanding debt.
2. To exclude or rule out; bar.
3. To settle or resolve beforehand.
To enforce a lien, deed of trust, or mortgage as permitted by law: The bank foreclosed on the property.

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