What does forbid mean?

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fərˈbɪd, fɔr-for·bid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixverb

    command against

    "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

  2. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. forbidverb

    To disallow

  2. forbidverb

    To proscribe

  3. Etymology: From forbeden, from forbeodan, equivalent to. Cognate with verbieden, verbieten, förbjuda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forbid

    of Forbid

  2. Forbidverb

    to command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict

  3. Forbidverb

    to deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter

  4. Forbidverb

    to oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army

  5. Forbidverb

    to accurse; to blast

  6. Forbidverb

    to defy; to challenge

  7. Forbidverb

    to utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forbid

    for-bid′, v.t. to prohibit: to command not to do: (Shak.) to restrain.—n. Forbid′dance, prohibition: command or edict against a thing.—adj. Forbid′den, prohibited: unlawful.—adv. Forbid′denly (Shak.), in a forbidden or unlawful manner.—adj. Forbid′ding, repulsive: raising dislike: unpleasant.—adv. Forbid′dingly.—n. Forbid′dingness.—Forbidden, or Prohibited, degrees, degrees of consanguinity within which marriage is not allowed; Forbidden fruit, or Adam's apple, a name fancifully given to the fruit of various species of Citrus, esp. to one having tooth-marks on its rind. [A.S. forbéodan, pa.t. forbéad, pa.p. forboden. See pfx. for-, and bid; cf. Ger. verbieten.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forbid' in Verbs Frequency: #932

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forbid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forbid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of forbid in a Sentence

  1. Kerri Hurley:

    I owe Ben Moor a debt of gratitude because, if heaven forbid something had happened to my husband, I would never have talked to him again, and Ben Moor was that person who allowed me to speak to him.

  2. Patrick Henry:

    Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!

  3. Hamid Haidary:

    God forbid our love will harm Essa Khan or his family.

  4. Alex Azar:

    God forbid we get great data and it comes out of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board and the FDA finds that it meets their standards, and we aren't ready to distribute, we need to be ready for all contingencies and that's why the CDC is doing this.

  5. John Boehner:

    Imagine if, God forbid, another terrorist attack hits the United States.

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