(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.
To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
To keep from happening; make impossible by prior action; hinder
To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
To refuse the request of (a person)
To decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To forbid, prohibit, or decide against:
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.
To attempt to manage without assistance:
To stop is defined as to block, close, defeat, prevent from moving or bring to an end.
To let do or happen; permit:
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
To bar, or ban
To prohibit or forbid because of tradition, convention, etc.
To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
(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.
The definition of permit is to allow something.
To authorize is defined as to empower someone or to give the approval for something.
To defy is defined as to work against or resist something.
To give official authorization or approval to:
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Restrict is defined as to keep someone or something within certain limits.
To impose an embargo on a document.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
An authoritative prohibition, especially by court order.
To prohibit, esp. by legal injunction; forbid
To deprive of the protection of the law; outlaw
(Informal) To disapprove of or put a stop to
To delay, hinder, or prevent (someone) from doing something by taking action beforehand.
To bring a suit to prevent a mortgagor from redeeming (a property) by paying any outstanding debt.
To limit; restrict
Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
To declare to be false; deny.
- 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, say ""no'' to, debar, obstruct, withhold, prevent, exclude, deny, refuse and block.