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!
Our investigation will not prohibit or delay the services they have planned.
Set a term for your distribution agreements to expire. Most states prohibit termination without cause.
Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote.
However, it must prohibit any conduct by employees that would serve as District endorsement of religion.
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Translations for prohibit
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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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