forbid: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fur-bid', fôr-), [key]
— -bade -bad -bid, -bid•den -bid, -bid•ding.
- to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place: to forbid him entry to the house.
- to prohibit (something); make a rule or law against: to forbid the use of lipstick; to forbid smoking.
- to hinder or prevent; make impossible.
- to exclude; bar: Burlesque is forbidden in many cities.
- forbid (Thesaurus)