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Definition 1: command against - [verb of communication]

Samples where forbid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I forbid you to call me late at night
  • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
  • Dad nixed our plans

Synonyms for forbid in the sense of this definition

(forbid is a kind of ...) make someone do something

(... is a kind of forbid ) prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

"Smoking is banned in this building"

(... is a kind of forbid ) prevent from entering; keep out

"He was barred from membership in the club"

(... is a kind of forbid ) issue an injunction

(... is a kind of forbid ) declare illegal; outlaw

"Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."

Samples where forbid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
  • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms for forbid in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of forbid ) prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something

"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"

(... is a kind of forbid ) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

(... is a kind of forbid ) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

"Let's avoid a confrontation" "head off a confrontation" "avert a strike"

(... is a kind of forbid ) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

(... is a kind of forbid ) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of forbid ) stop from happening or developing

"Block his election" "Halt the process"

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