forbid meaning

[ fə'bid ] Pronunciation:   "forbid" in a sentence
Verb: forbid (forbade,forbidden,forbidding, also forbad)  fur'bid
  1. Command against
    "I forbid you to call me late at night"
    - prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix [N. Amer] 
  2. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
    - prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude

Derived forms: forbade, forbidden, forbids, forbidding, forbad

See also: forbiddance, forbidding

Type of: command, require

Antonym: permit

Encyclopedia: Forbid

Examples

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  1. the law forbids building on this land.
  2. my feelings in every respect forbid it.
  3. she is lovely in a way that almost forbids adornment.
  4. she is lovely in a way that almost forbids adornment.
  5. law commands what is decent and forbids the opposite.

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