Simple Definition of prohibit
: to order (someone) not to use or do something
: to say that (something) is not allowed
: to make (something) impossible to do
Examples of prohibit
The rules prohibit dating a coworker.
The prison's electric fence prohibits escape.
Synonym Discussion of prohibit
PROHIBIT Defined for Kids
Definition of prohibit
1 : to forbid by authority <Parking is prohibited.>
2 : to make impossible <The high walls prohibit escape.>
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