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Meaning & Definition of Forbid in English

English

Forbid

/fərbɪd/

verb

1. Command against

  • "I forbid you to call me late at night"
  • "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
  • "Dad nixed our plans"
    synonym:
  • forbid
  • ,
  • prohibit
  • ,
  • interdict
  • ,
  • proscribe
  • ,
  • veto
  • ,
  • disallow
  • ,
  • nix

2. Keep from happening or arising

  • Make impossible
  • "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
  • "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
    synonym:
  • prevent
  • ,
  • forestall
  • ,
  • foreclose
  • ,
  • preclude
  • ,
  • forbid