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Synonyms for prohibit
proʊˈhɪb ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. prohibit(verb)

    Synonyms:
    disallow, ban, forbid

  2. prohibit(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prohibit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder, prevent, debar, preclude, restrain

  2. prohibit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    forbid, inhibit, disallow, interdict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prohibit(v)

    Synonyms:
    forbid

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How to use prohibit in a sentence?

  1. Ji Rong:

    Since last year, the Indian side has repeatedly used national security as an excuse to prohibit some mobile apps with Chinese background. These moves [ are ] in violation of WTO non-discriminatory principles.

  2. Tony Abboud:

    We applaud congressional efforts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 and urge the President to sign this bill. The Vapor Technology Association has advocated for raising the age to 21 for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and believes, along with the public health groups, that this is the most significant step that can be taken to reduce youth access and use, vTA stands ready to continue working with Congress on the many real solutions( rather than a misguided flavor ban agenda), that should be implemented to achieve the twin goals of restricting youth vaping and preserving flavored vapor as an alternative for adults desperately trying to quit smoking.

  3. Scott Wiener:

    This bill does not prohibit the sale of the Bible – that’s an argument that we’ve heard – that’s untrue, it does not in any way prohibit free speech. It doesn’t prohibit anyone from speaking with a counselor, including a religious counselor regarding their sexual orientation, as long as no money is exchanged, as long as no services are sold.

  4. White House:

    H.R. 1 would prohibit commonsense efforts to clean up voting-rolls to limit opportunities for voting fraud, the bill would also require States to adopt online registration, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration, thus imposing a one-size-fits-all standard for weighing the competing values of voter access and voting integrity.

  5. Ivy Choi:

    Our Community Guidelines prohibit content misleading viewers about voting, for example content aiming to mislead voters about the time, place, means or eligibility requirements for voting, or false claims that could materially discourage voting. The content of this video doesn't rise to that level.

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