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forbid

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of forbid

  1. to order not to do or use or to be done or used <smoking is forbidden throughout the building> <we forbid you to see him> Synonyms ban, bar, enjoin, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe Related Words deter, discourage, dissuade; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppress; halt, preclude, prevent, stop; embargo, exclude, rule out, shut out; debar, deprive, disallow, reject, repudiate, veto; bridle, check, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain; block, hinder, impede, obstruct Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; authorize, license (also licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerate Antonyms allow, let, permit, suffer


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