suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)
to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
chasten, capture, get over, master, crush, conquer, moderate, quash, keep down, surmount, restrict, suppress, bottle up, crucify, subjugate, reduce, control, curb, stamp down, hold, seize, subordinate, tame, mortify, hold in, curtail, appropriate, contain, oppress, cut back, overcome, subdue, repress, check
limit the range or extent of
"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
limit, block, or decrease the action or function of
"inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)
control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
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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How to use inhibit in a sentence?
So we want to make sure that these reforms are not so onerous that they inhibit our participation in the international economy, but of course our national security interests come first.
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
Our voluntary incentive program clearly does not prevent or inhibit other brands from getting to market.
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.
Horse dung is a very rich substrate that harbours a diversity of micro-organisms, including fungi and bacteria, now these micro-organisms are in a constant competition for nutrients and space and it's therefore very likely to find potent antibiotics in such an environment, which are used by the different organisms to inhibit the growth of the competitors.
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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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