forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix(verb)
"I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
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construed, as forbid still is, with the infinitive, but the construction with from and the verbal noun has now entirely superseded the older usage.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 prohibit in a sentence?
Qassem Soleimani is subject to a United Nations travel ban and this travel ban requires all states to prohibit Qassem Soleimani from traveling to their nation and the only exception to United Nations is if the Iran sanctions committee grants an exemption.
If a public institution of higher education placed a prohibition on handguns in the institution's campus residential facilities, it would effectively prohibit license holders in those facilities from carrying concealed handguns on campus, in violation of the express terms of (the law).
If you believe that we should defend American patients and American seniors, then stand with me and pass legislation to prohibit free government healthcare for illegal aliens.
Does the regulation prohibit references to politics and religion? Yes, and I can guarantee you that we will look at this situation.
We are hoping that the world's governments will step up to affirm their commitments to the international rules that prohibit such actions.
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- забарані́ць, забараня́цьBelarusian
- prohibirCatalan, Valencian
- zakazovat, zakázatCzech
- interdire, prohiberFrench
- 禁じる, 禁止Japanese
- prohibeo, interdicoLatin
- forby, forbydeNorwegian Nynorsk
- zakazywać, zakazaćPolish
- запрети́ть, запреща́тьRussian
- zabranjivati, zabranitiSerbo-Croatian
- заборони́ти, забороня́тиUkrainian
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