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Meaning & Definition of Forbid in English





1. Command against

  • "I forbid you to call me late at night"
  • "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
  • "Dad nixed our plans"
  • 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"
  • prevent,
  • forestall,
  • foreclose,
  • preclude,
  • forbid

Examples of using

I forbid you smoking!
I forbid you to smoke.
I forbid you to smoke.