AskDefine | Define forbid

Dictionary Definition

forbid

Verb

1 command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" [syn: prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow] [ant: permit, permit]
2 keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" [syn: prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude] [also: forbidding, forbidden, forbade, forbad]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /'foɻbɪd/

Verb

  1. To disallow
  2. To proscribe

Usage notes

Translations

to disallow

References

Extensive Definition

Forbidden or forbid may refer to a number of things:
  • It is an English word referring to something that is off-limits.

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  • "ForBiddeN", nickname of model/stylist Christine Dolce, popularized by networking website MySpace
forbid in French: Forbidden

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anticipate, avert, ban, bar, block, check, curb, debar, deflect, deny, deter, disallow, discourage, dishearten, embargo, enjoin, estop, exclude, exclude from, fend, fend off, foreclose, forestall, halt, help, hinder, impede, inhibit, interdict, keep from, keep off, obstruct, obviate, outlaw, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, refuse, reject, repel, repress, restrain, rule out, save, say no to, shut out, stave off, stop, suppress, taboo, turn aside, veto, ward off
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