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Synonyms for prohibit
proʊˈhɪb ɪtpro·hib·it

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  1. prohibitverb

    Synonyms:
    disallow, ban, forbid

  2. prohibitverb

    To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.

    The restaurant prohibits smoking on the patio.

    Synonyms:
    disallow, forbid, ban

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prohibit

    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, disallow, forbid, hinder, inhibit, interdict, preclude, prevent

    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construed, as forbid still is, with the infinitive, but the construction with from and the verbal noun has now entirely superseded the older usage.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prohibit

    Synonyms:
    forbid, interdict, debar, hinder, check, prevent, disallow, inhibit

    Antonyms:
    permit, grant, allow, sanction

Princeton's WordNet

  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, disallow, preclude, nix, negative, prevent, proscribe, veto, foreclose, forbid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prohibitverb

    Synonyms:
    hinder, prevent, debar, preclude, restrain

  2. prohibitverb

    Synonyms:
    forbid, inhibit, disallow, interdict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prohibitverb

    Synonyms:
    forbid

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How to use prohibit in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Moran:

    He does deny that he's done anything wrong in his service to the country. And particularly his time at the White House as a physician in White House Medical Unit, he indicated that he knows of nothing that would prohibit him from being qualified, capable and the right person to the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  2. Maciej Szpunar:

    Member states may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPOP service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance.

  3. Facebook Inc:

    We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories.

  4. Alex Sobrino:

    We worry the government will restrict us, prohibit things, start to say this is illicit enrichment.

  5. University Communications Daniel Anderson:

    Elon’s policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran’s status. Because this student-led program would have excluded non-white individuals, it would be at odds with university policies and will not be held. Elon is reviewing the planning for this event to ensure that future programs are planned in compliance with university policies, are inclusive and align with the university’s mission.


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