HyperDic: forbid

English > 2 senses of the word forbid:
VERBcommunicationforbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixcommand against
socialforbid, prevent, forestall, foreclose, precludekeep from happening / happening or arising
forbid > pronunciation
Soundsfaobih'd; ferbih'd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > forbid: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcommand against.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam and Sue forbid the movie
Example"I forbid you to call me late at night"
Synonymsprohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix
Narrowerbanprohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
bar, debar, excludeprevent from entering
enjoinissue an injunction
outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalisedeclare illegal
Broadercommand, requiremake someone do something
Oppositepermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Spanishdesaprobar, impedir, negar, prohibir, proscribir, rechazar, vetar
Catalananul·lar, impedir, prohibir, rebutjar, refusar
Nounsforbiddancethe action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
forbiddance, forbiddingan official prohibition or edict against something
English > forbid: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningKeep from happening / happening or arising; make impossible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
Synonymsprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude
Narrowerdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
inhibitLimit the range or extent of
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
save, make unnecessarymake unnecessary an expenditure or effort
stop, halt, block, kiboshStop from happening / happening or developing
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Spanishestorbar, evitar, impedir, imposibilitar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalandestorbar, evitar, impedir, impossibilitar, prevenir, prohibir

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