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"
prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid(verb)
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"
Origin: From forbeden, from forbeodan, equivalent to . Cognate with verbieden, verbieten, förbjuda.
to command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict
to deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter
to oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army
to accurse; to blast
to defy; to challenge
to utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'forbid' in Verbs Frequency: #932
The numerical value of forbid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of forbid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of forbid in a Sentence
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
Of course, god forbid I would let her actually fall.
God forbid our love will harm Essa Khan or his family.
Plan A and Plan B, just in case, God forbid, anything happens.
God forbid you should tell me no, i’ll find a way to get it done.
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