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for·bid  (fr-bd, f?r-)
tr.v. for·bade (-bd, -bd) or for·bad (-bd), for·bid·den (-bdn) or for·bid, for·bid·ding, for·bids
1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit: forbid smoking on trains.
3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude: Discretion forbids a reply.

[Middle English forbidden, forbeden, from Old English forbodan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

for·biddance n.
for·bidder n.
Synonyms: forbid, ban1, enjoin, interdict, prohibit, proscribe
These verbs mean to refuse to allow: laws that forbid speeding; banned smoking; was enjoined from broadcasting; interdict trafficking in drugs; rules that prohibit loitering; proscribed the importation of certain fruits.
Antonym: permit

forbid  /frbd, fr/  v. [T] -bade /bd, bed/ -bidden /bdn/, -bidding, -bids to not permit, prohibit: The law forbids selling alcohol to anyone under the age of twenty-one.

Thesaurus: forbid to bar, ban, outlaw | stop. Ants. to allow, permit. forbid

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