[fer-bid, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd, fɔr-/

verb (used with object), forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden or forbid, forbidding.
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.
verb (transitive) -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden, -bid
to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
to make impossible; hinder
to shut out or exclude
God forbid!, may it not happen

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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