forbade


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for·bade

 (fər-băd′, -bād′, fôr-)
v.
A past tense of forbid.

forbade

(fəˈbæd; -ˈbeɪd) or

forbad

vb
the past tense of forbid

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.
Translations

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.
References in classic literature ?
Their tempers were mild, but their principles were steady, and while his parent so expressly forbade the connection, they could not allow themselves to encourage it.
Watson made up his mind that it was a form of gambling, forbade the game, and confiscated all the nibs in the boys' possession.
On Saturday, he again appeared on the roof and Sumaira forbade him once again.