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1. forbid

verb. ['fɝˈbɪd, fɔˈbɪd'] command against.

Synonyms

  • ban
  • bar
  • criminalise
  • criminalize
  • illegalize
  • command
  • interdict
  • prohibit
  • enjoin
  • illegalise
  • debar
  • proscribe
  • nix
  • require
  • exclude
  • outlaw
  • disallow

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • forbeden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forbeodan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Forbid

  • counterbid
  • madrid
  • undid
  • squid
  • sayed
  • redid
  • rebid
  • majid
  • stidd
  • smid
  • slid
  • skid
  • schmid
  • quid
  • grid
  • amid
  • adid
  • tidd
  • syd
  • sid
  • rid
  • mid
  • lid
  • kyd
  • kidde
  • kidd
  • kid
  • hid
  • did
  • cyd

How do you pronounce forbid?

Pronounce forbid as fərˈbɪd.

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Sentences with forbid


1. Verb, base form
The Torah does not forbid a Jewish man from having multiple wives and does not forbid polygamy.

2. Verb, past tense
Other faiths forbid the consumption of alcohol.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Some Christian faiths avoid eating meat on Fridays, and Mormons forbid alcohol, coffee and tea.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many countries forbid entry to those with less than six months' validity left on their passports.

5. Adjective
Car manufacturers neither recommend nor expressly forbid using additives that claim to reduce engine wear or otherwise improve performance.

Quotes about forbid


1. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDEDFOR THE EXISTENCE OF GODWAS MUSIC
- Kurt Vonnegut

2. It’s scary to be a woman on a blind date. For all she knows the man she is meeting up with could be a rapist, a murderer, or, God forbid, a politician.
- Jarod Kintz, This is the story my great-grandfather told my father, who then told my grandfather, who then told me about how The Mythical Mr. Boo, Charles Manseur Fizzlebush Grissham III, better known as Mr. Fizzlebush, and Orafoura are all in fact me...

3. You can’t destroy knowledge. You can stamp it under and burn it up and forbid it to be, but somewhere it will survive.
- Leigh Brackett, The Long Tomorrow

2. forbid

verb. ['fɝˈbɪd, fɔˈbɪd'] keep from happening or arising; make impossible.

Synonyms

  • foreclose
  • obstruct
  • stave off
  • stymie
  • block
  • cross
  • bilk
  • deflect
  • ward off
  • halt
  • frustrate
  • stymy
  • prevent
  • make unnecessary
  • baffle
  • avert
  • save
  • avoid
  • kibosh
  • embarrass
  • preclude
  • head off
  • obviate
  • forfend
  • debar
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • stop
  • foil
  • hinder
  • thwart
  • forefend
  • blockade
  • queer
  • fend off

Antonyms

  • unclog
  • free
  • show
  • natural object

Etymology

  • forbeden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forbeodan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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