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for·bid

 (fər-bĭd′, fôr-)
tr.v. for·bade (-băd′, -bād′) or for·bad (-băd′), for·bid·den (-bĭd′n) or for·bid, for·bid·ding, for·bids
1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit: forbid smoking on trains.
3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude: Discretion forbids a reply.

[Middle English forbidden, forbeden, from Old English forbēodan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

for·bid′dance n.
for·bid′der n.
Synonyms: forbid, ban1, prohibit, proscribe
These verbs mean to refuse to allow: laws that forbid speeding; banned smoking in restaurants; rules that prohibit loitering; proscribed the importation of certain fruits.
Antonym: permit1

forbid

(fəˈbɪd)
vb (tr) , -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden or -bid
1. to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
2. to make impossible; hinder
3. to shut out or exclude
4. God forbid! may it not happen
[Old English forbēodan; related to Old High German farbiotan, Gothic faurbiudan; see for-, bid]
forˈbiddance, forbiddal n
forˈbidder n

for•bid

(fərˈbɪd, fɔr-)

v.t. -bade -bad -bid, -bid•den -bid, -bid•ding.
1. to command (a person) not to do or have something or not to enter some place.
2. to prohibit or bar (something); make a rule or law against: to forbid smoking.
3. to make impossible; prevent; preclude.
[before 1000]
for•bid′der, n.

forbid


Past participle: forbade/forbidden
Gerund: forbidding

Imperative
forbid
forbid
Present
I forbid
you forbid
he/she/it forbids
we forbid
you forbid
they forbid
Preterite
I forbade
you forbade
he/she/it forbade
we forbade
you forbade
they forbade
Present Continuous
I am forbidding
you are forbidding
he/she/it is forbidding
we are forbidding
you are forbidding
they are forbidding
Present Perfect
I have forbade/forbidden
you have forbade/forbidden
he/she/it has forbade/forbidden
we have forbade/forbidden
you have forbade/forbidden
they have forbade/forbidden
Past Continuous
I was forbidding
you were forbidding
he/she/it was forbidding
we were forbidding
you were forbidding
they were forbidding
Past Perfect
I had forbade/forbidden
you had forbade/forbidden
he/she/it had forbade/forbidden
we had forbade/forbidden
you had forbade/forbidden
they had forbade/forbidden
Future
I will forbid
you will forbid
he/she/it will forbid
we will forbid
you will forbid
they will forbid
Future Perfect
I will have forbade/forbidden
you will have forbade/forbidden
he/she/it will have forbade/forbidden
we will have forbade/forbidden
you will have forbade/forbidden
they will have forbade/forbidden
Future Continuous
I will be forbidding
you will be forbidding
he/she/it will be forbidding
we will be forbidding
you will be forbidding
they will be forbidding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forbidding
you have been forbidding
he/she/it has been forbidding
we have been forbidding
you have been forbidding
they have been forbidding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forbidding
you will have been forbidding
he/she/it will have been forbidding
we will have been forbidding
you will have been forbidding
they will have been forbidding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forbidding
you had been forbidding
he/she/it had been forbidding
we had been forbidding
you had been forbidding
they had been forbidding
Conditional
I would forbid
you would forbid
he/she/it would forbid
we would forbid
you would forbid
they would forbid
Past Conditional
I would have forbade/forbidden
you would have forbade/forbidden
he/she/it would have forbade/forbidden
we would have forbade/forbidden
you would have forbade/forbidden
they would have forbade/forbidden
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forbid - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
command, require - make someone do something
ban - prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
bar, debar, exclude - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
enjoin - issue an injunction
criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalize - declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
2.forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
make unnecessary, save - make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money"; "I'll save you the trouble"; "This will save you a lot of time"
deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, avert, stave off, ward off, avoid, debar, obviate - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
frustrate, queer, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
kibosh, stop, block, halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"

forbid

verb prohibit, ban, disallow, proscribe, exclude, rule out, veto, outlaw, inhibit, hinder, preclude, make illegal, debar, interdict, criminalize They'll forbid you to marry.
order, let, allow, grant, bid, approve, enable, permit, sanction, license, endorse, authorize, O.K. or okay (informal)
Quotations
"God forbid" Bible: Romans

forbid

verb
Translations
zakázat
forbyde
kieltää
zabraniti
megtilttilt
banna
禁じる
금하다
draudžiamasgrėsmingas
aizliegtneatļaut
interzice
prepovedati
zabraniti
förbjuda
ห้าม
cấm

forbid

[fəˈbɪd] (forbad(e) (pt) (forbidden (pp))) VT
1. (= not allow) → prohibir
such actions are forbidden by international lawel derecho internacional prohíbe este tipo de acciones
to forbid sb alcoholprohibir el alcohol a algn
to forbid sb to do sth; forbid sb from doing sthprohibir a algn hacer algo, prohibir a algn que haga algo
I forbade her to see himle prohibí verlo or que lo viera
I forbid you to gote prohíbo que vayas
she was forbidden to leave or from leaving the countryse le prohibió salir del país, le estaba prohibido salir del país
I forbid you to!¡te lo prohíbo!
2. (= prevent) → impedir
his pride forbids him from asking for help; his pride forbids his asking for helpsu orgullo le impide pedir ayuda
custom forbids any modernizationla tradición impide or hace imposible cualquier modernización
God or Heaven forbid!¡Dios nos libre!, ¡Dios no lo quiera!
God or Heaven forbid (that) I should do anything illegalDios me libre de hacer nada ilegal
God or Heaven forbid that he should come here!¡quiera Dios or Dios quiera que no venga por aquí!

forbid

[fərˈbɪd] [forbade] (pt) [forbidden] [fərˈbɪdən] (pp) vt
[+ person] → défendre, interdire
to forbid sb to do sth [person] → défendre à qn de faire qch, interdire à qn de faire qch
I forbid you to go out tonight! → Je te défends de sortir ce soir!
His pride forbids him to ask for help → Sa fierté l'empêche de demander de l'aide.
[+ action, thing] → interdire

forbid

pret <forbad(e)>, ptp <forbidden>
vt
(= not allow)verbieten; to forbid somebody to do somethingjdm verbieten, etw zu tun
(= prevent)verhindern, nicht erlauben; my health forbids my attending or me from attending the meetingmeine Gesundheit erlaubt es nicht, dass ich an dem Treffen teilnehme; God or Heaven forbid!Gott behüte or bewahre!; Heaven forbid that she should come!der Himmel bewahre uns davor, dass sie kommt!

forbid

[fəˈbɪd] (forbad or forbade (pt) (forbidden (pp))) vtproibire, vietare
to forbid sb sth → proibire qc a qn
to forbid sb to do sth → proibire a qn di fare qc
"smoking forbidden" → "vietato fumare"
God forbid! → Dio non voglia!

forbid

(fəˈbid) past tense forbade (fəˈbad foː(r)ˈbeid) : past participle forˈbidden verb
to tell (someone) not to do something. She forbade him to go.
forˈbidden adjective
not allowed. Smoking is forbidden.
forˈbidding adjective
rather frightening. a forbidding appearance.

forbid

يُحَرِّمُ zakázat forbyde verbieten απαγορεύω prohibir kieltää interdire zabraniti vietare 禁じる 금하다 verbieden forby zakazać proibir запрещать förbjuda ห้าม yasaklamak cấm 禁止

forbid

vi. prohibir, impedir;
God ___!¡No lo permita Dios!
References in classic literature ?
I forbid him to do it, but he doesn't mind me as he ought.
Uncas acted as attendant to the females, performing all the little offices within his power, with a mixture of dignity and anxious grace, that served to amuse Heyward, who well knew that it was an utter innovation on the Indian customs, which forbid their warriors to descend to any menial employment, especially in favor of their women.
There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature -- whatever be the delinquencies of the individual -- no outrage more flagrant than to forbid the culprit to hide his face for shame; as it was the essence of this punishment to do.
God forbid that we should ever turn back to those times; that's what I say, Jerry.
It don't forbid us to shelter those poor creatures a night, does it, and to give 'em something comfortable to eat, and a few old clothes, and send them quietly about their business?
Did I forbid myself to think of him in any other light than as a paymaster?
Good points in him, good points in him," said Cousin Raymond; "Heaven forbid I should deny good points in him; but he never had, and he never will have, any sense of the proprieties.
His own family, who equally expected this issue, with the sole difference that the Squire was determined this time to forbid him the old quarters, never mentioned his absence; and when his uncle Kimble or Mr.
But God left free the Will, for what obeyes Reason, is free, and Reason he made right, But bid her well beware, and still erect, Least by some faire appeering good surpris'd She dictate false, and missinforme the Will To do what God expresly hath forbid.
Your orders do not forbid your telling me what I must know in ten minutes, in half an hour, or an hour.
said Raoul, trembling, "you would forbid me the duel?
But the traveller, travelling through it, May not - dare not openly view it; Never its mysteries are exposed To the weak human eye unclosed; So wills its King, who hath forbid The uplifting of the fringed lid; And thus the sad Soul that here passes Beholds it but through darkened glasses.