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Forbid meaning

forbid - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. command against; " I forbid you to call me late at night"; " Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
  2. 2. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
  3. 3. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
  4. 4. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
  5. 5. To accurse; to blast.
  6. 6. To defy; to challenge.
  7. 7. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.
  8. 8. To disallow; prohibit.

forbid - examples of usage

  1. If Mr. Beaton comes again, I won't see him, and you can forbid him the house." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. God forbid that we should smile at the Colonel's simple faith. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. I forbid Rodney the house. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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