forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix(verb)
"I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.
The restaurant prohibits smoking on the patio.
to forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing
to hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-hib′it, v.t. to hinder: to check or repress: to prevent: to forbid: to interdict by authority.—ns. Prohib′iter; Prohibi′tion, the act of prohibiting, forbidding, or interdicting: an interdict: the forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks; Prohib′itionism; Prohibi′tionist, one who favours prohibitory duties in commerce: one who advocates the forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks.—adj. Prohib′itive.—adv. Prohib′itively.—adj. Prohib′itory, that prohibits or forbids: forbidding.—Prohibited degrees (see Forbidden degrees, under Degree).—Writ of prohibition (law), a writ from a superior tribunal staying proceedings in a lower court: (Scots law) a clause in a deed of entail forbidding the heir to sell the estate, contract debt, &c. [L. prohibēre, prohibitum—pro, before, habēre, to have.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'prohibit' in Verbs Frequency: #1092
The numerical value of prohibit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of prohibit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sick minds like to prohibit; healthy minds like to free!
The people of California clearly have the right to prohibit the sale of a product that is the result of abject animal abuse.
To limit the press is to insult a nation to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
Several people are doing it voluntarily, it actually doubled within the past decade, and about 83 percent of U.S. households voluntarily prohibit smoking in their homes.
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
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- забарані́ць, забараня́цьBelarusian
- prohibirCatalan, Valencian
- zakazovat, zakázatCzech
- interdire, prohiberFrench
- 禁じる, 禁止Japanese
- prohibeo, interdicoLatin
- forby, forbydeNorwegian Nynorsk
- zakazywać, zakazaćPolish
- запрети́ть, запреща́тьRussian
- zabranjivati, zabranitiSerbo-Croatian
- заборони́ти, забороня́тиUkrainian
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