I need to know the opposite of verb outcast.

This is needed for a software application with groups feature. I can outcast a user from a group. outcasted users will not be able to join the group.

I need an action un-outcast the user so that he/she can join the group.

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    To begin with, "outcast" doesn't really fit in this context. Sounds weird, at least to my ear. – Rand al'Thor Nov 22 '18 at 11:04
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    Maybe look at other pairs, like exclude/include, blacklist/whitelist, ban/unban, block/unblock … – ralph.m Nov 22 '18 at 13:09
  • If there was an "opposite" of outcast, it would be "include" or "included" – Robbie Goodwin Nov 22 '18 at 20:45

How about


According to Dictionary.com, "unbanished" exists as the opposite of "banished", which means "expelled", "forced to leave". The verb seems to see little use, though. Examples I found: here, here.

It seems that


is also in use in this context (Oxford dictionary, Urban dictionary).

As an alternative:


which would state that the person is welcome to join again.

  • Just because there is (or may be) an adjective unbanished does not mean there is a verb unbanish; you need further evidence. – TimLymington Nov 22 '18 at 9:37
  • TimLymington: fair enough. I edited the answer. – Richard Metzler Nov 22 '18 at 9:59
  • The sources aren't reliable. Other than those mentioned, I can't find any other uses of 'unbanish'. – Lordology Dec 22 '18 at 13:06


From Collins English Dictionary:

to allow (someone) to enter or be admitted again

CED claims that this is a British term, but I disagree and it seems so does The Free Dictionary.

I think this is a better option than reinvite because admit connotes accepting, and invite is more of a call to something.

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