Forbid synonyms

fər-bĭd', fôr-
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(South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
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To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
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To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
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To refuse the request of (a person)
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(Intransitive) To stop marching.
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To defy is defined as to work against or resist something.
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To invalidate or annul something.
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To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
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To keep from happening; make impossible by prior action; hinder
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To remove objectionable content
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To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
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Restrict is defined as to keep someone or something within certain limits.
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To decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
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To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
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To impose an embargo on a document.
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To exclude from use, approach, or mention; place under taboo.
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To forbid, prohibit, or decide against:
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(English Law) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit;—said especially of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.
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The definition of permit is to allow something.
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To authorize is defined as to empower someone or to give the approval for something.
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To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
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To take something away (keep it away); deny someone of something.
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To attempt to manage without assistance:
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To declare to be false; deny.
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To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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To stop is defined as to block, close, defeat, prevent from moving or bring to an end.
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To let do or happen; permit:
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To give official authorization or approval to:
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1818, John Keats, "To"”":
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An authoritative prohibition, especially by court order.
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To prohibit, esp. by legal injunction; forbid
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To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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To bar, or ban
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To deprive of the protection of the law; outlaw
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(Informal) To disapprove of or put a stop to
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To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
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To bring a suit to prevent a mortgagor from redeeming (a property) by paying any outstanding debt.
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To limit; restrict
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Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
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To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
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To lock or bolt with a bar.
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Synonym Study

  • Ban implies legal or ecclesiastical prohibition with an added connotation of strong condemnation or censure
  • Enjoin implies a legal order from a court prohibiting (or ordering) a given action, under penalty
  • Interdict implies legal or ecclesiastical prohibition, usually for a limited time, as an exemplary punishment or to forestall unfavorable developments
  • Prohibit implies a forbidding by law or official decree
  • Forbid is the basic, direct word meaning to command a person to refrain from some action
Find another word for forbid. In this page you can discover 54 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for forbid, like: ban, prohibit, debar, say ""no'' to, obstruct, deny, halt, defy, cancel, hinder and prevent.