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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
forbid (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to proscribe from or as if from the position of one in authority command against - the law forbids stores to sell liquor to minors her mother forbids her to go
2.
to hinder or prevent as if by an effectual command - space forbids further treatment here
forbid (adjective)
archaic - accursed he shall live a man forbid Shakespeare
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
forbid (verb)
to order not to do or use or to be done or used
SYNONIMS:
ban, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe
RELATED WORDS:
deter, discourage, dissuade; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppress; halt, preclude, prevent, stop; embargo, exclude, rule out, shut out; debar, deprive, disallow, reject, repudiate, veto; bridle, check, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain; block, hinder, impede, obstruct
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; authorize, license ( licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerate
allow, let, permit, suffer
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