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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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