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Synonyms for disallow
ˌdɪs əˈlaʊdis·al·low

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disallow

    To prohibit is to give some formal command against, and especially to make some authoritative legal enactment against. Debar is said of persons, disallow of acts; one is debarred from anything when shut off, as by some irresistible authority or necessity; one is prohibited from an act in express terms; he may be debarred by silent necessity. An act is disallowed by the authority that might have allowed it; the word is especially applied to acts which are done before they are pronounced upon; thus, a government may disallow the act of its commander in the field or its admiral on the high seas. Inhibit and interdict are chiefly known by their ecclesiastical use. As between forbid and prohibit, forbid is less formal and more personal, prohibit more official and judicial, with the implication of readiness to use such force as may be needed to give effect to the enactment; a parent forbids a child to take part in some game or to associate with certain companions; the slave-trade is now prohibited by the leading nations of the world. Many things are prohibited by law which can not be wholly prevented, as gambling and prostitution; on the other hand, things may be prevented which are not prohibited, as the services of religion, the payment of debts, or military conquest. That which is precluded need not be prohibited. Compare ABOLISH; HINDER; PREVENT.

    Synonyms:
    debar, forbid, hinder, inhibit, interdict, preclude, prevent, prohibit

    Antonyms:
    allow, authorize, command, consent to, direct, empower, enjoin, give consent, give leave, give permission, let, license, order, permit, put up with, require, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant

    Preposition:
    An act is prohibited by law; a person is prohibited by law from doing a certain act. Prohibit was formerly construed, as forbid still is, with the infinitive, but the construction with from and the verbal noun has now entirely superseded the older usage.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixverb

    command against

    "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

    Synonyms:
    blackball, interdict, forestall, prohibit, preclude, nix, negative, prevent, proscribe, veto, foreclose, forbid

    Antonyms:
    countenance, let, permit, allow

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disallowverb

    Synonyms:
    prohibit, forbid, refuse permission to

  2. disallowverb

    Synonyms:
    reject, disapprove, set aside, refuse or decline to sanction

  3. disallowverb

    Synonyms:
    disavow, disclaim, disown, deny

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "disallow":

    reject, refuse, prohibit, dismiss

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How to use disallow in a sentence?

  1. Richard Gugolka:

    When you read about the people who want sharia law in Copenhagen and disallow voting, what kind of 'thank you' is that? Shouldn't they just be happy they're allowed to be here, i’m not allowed to say it, but we need to decide what kind of refugees we want to take in.


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  • забранявам, [[не]] [[приемам]], отхвърлямBulgarian
  • [[nicht]] [[anerkennen]], [[nicht]] [[erlauben]], verbietenGerman
  • prohibir, [[rechazar]] [[como]] [[inválido]], [[falso]] [[ó]] [[impropio]]Spanish
  • hylätä, kieltää, estääFinnish
  • [[niet]] [[toestaan]], verbieden, afkeurenDutch
  • отклонять, [[не]] [[разрешать]], отклонить, запретить, отвергнуть, запрещать, отвергать, [[не]] [[разрешить]]Russian

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