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Verb: forbid (forbade,forbidden,forbidding, also forbad)  fu(r)'bid or for'bid
  1. Command against
    "I forbid you to call me late at night";
    - prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix [N. Amer]
     
  2. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer";
    - prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude

Derived forms: forbids, forbad, forbidding, forbade, forbidden

Type of: command, require

Antonym: permit

Encyclopedia: Forbid