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To reject an option from a list of possibilities.

As John Doe had an alibi, the police were able to rule him out as a suspect.

Additional definitions for 'rule out':

rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
rule outTo make something impossible.
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