prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something
"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
make (someone) self-conscious and as a result unable to act naturally
"his father's cold and distant demeanor inhibited him emotionally"
inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)
consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
"suppress a smile"; "he let his anger bottle up until he exploded"
self-colored, whole, straight, red-blooded, substantial, self-coloured, unanimous, upstanding, significant, square(a), hearty, comforting, satisfying, full-blooded, real, substantive, cheering, solid, material, square, firm, square(p), strong, straightforward, lusty
heterogeneous, fluid, vapourous, vasiform, soft, hollow, liquified, vapourish, unsound, diversified, volatilized, runny, liquefied, volatilised, heterogenous, vaporific, gassy, unrespectable, liquefiable, deep-set, broken, two-dimensional, aerosolized, sunken, one-dimensional, airlike, recessed, tubular, bad, vaporous, unwholesome, watery, gaseous, semiliquid, clear, vapourised, linear, aerosolised, vaporized, tubelike, vapourific, cannular, vaporish, liquifiable, gasified, fistulous, frivolous, liquid, fistular, cavernous, fistulate, evaporated, aeriform, tube-shaped, planar
limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
"inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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.
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The standard of care in most cases is to give injections of drugs that inhibit the growth hormones that is called vascular epithelial growth factor, or VEGF, for most people, it at least slows the progression and in some cases actually improves visual acuity.
The House will make the deadline. Of course, the Senate probably won't, and the President wouldn't sign it, but at least the American people will know where the House of Representatives stands on pushing back on the attempts of the D.C. city council to inhibit religious liberty.
In order to have greater visibility of the larger cyber threat landscape, we must remove the government bureaucratic stovepipes that inhibit our abilities to effectively defend America while ensuring citizens' privacy and civil liberties are also protected
As an official representative of a governmental agency, schools aren’t allowed to promote or inhibit religion, individual students are certainly permitted to express their religious beliefs but not on behalf of the governmental body.
The genitals inhibit the evolutionary development of the brain, since the trends of modern culture develop at the expense of the genitals, inflation, selfishness, infantilism, etc. The world will heal profundity.
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- inhibirCatalan, Valencian
- hindern, sperren, hemmen, verhindernGerman
- rajoittaa, estääFinnish
- रोकना, बाधा डालनाHindi
- gátol, akadályozHungarian
- 阻止, 制止, 抑止, 抑制Japanese
- сдерживать, препятствовать, помешать, подавить, угнетать, мешать, подавлять, сдержать, воспрепятствоватьRussian
- att förhindra, att avstyra, hämmaSwedish
- kısıtlamak, önlemek, engellemek, tutmakTurkish
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