Forbid



[fer-bid, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd, fɔr-/

verb (used with object), forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden or forbid, forbidding.
1.
to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place:
to forbid him entry to the house.
2.
to prohibit (something); make a rule or law against:
to forbid the use of lipstick; to forbid smoking.
3.
to hinder or prevent; make impossible.
4.
to exclude; bar:
Burlesque is forbidden in many cities.
/fəˈbɪd/
verb (transitive) -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden, -bid
1.
to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
2.
to make impossible; hinder
3.
to shut out or exclude
4.
God forbid!, may it not happen
v.

Old English forbeodan “forbid, prohibit,” from for- “against” + beodan “to command” (see bid). Common Germanic compound (cf. Dutch verbieden, Old High German farbiotan, German verbieten, Old Norse fyrirbjoða, Gothic faurbiudan “to forbid”). Related: Forbade; forbidden.
see: god forbid

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