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pro·hib·it

 (prō-hĭb′ĭt)
tr.v. pro·hib·it·ed, pro·hib·it·ing, pro·hib·its
1. To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid.
2. To prevent; preclude: Modesty prohibits me from saying what happened.

[Middle English prohibiten, from Latin prohibēre, prohibit- : pro-, in front; see pro-1 + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

prohibit

(prəˈhɪbɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to forbid by law or other authority
2. to hinder or prevent
[C15: from Latin prohibēre to prevent, from pro-1 + habēre to hold]
proˈhibiter, proˈhibitor n

pro•hib•it

(proʊˈhɪb ɪt)

v.t.
1. to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law.
2. to forbid the action of (a person).
3. to prevent; hinder.
[1400–50; < Latin prohibitus, past participle of prohibēre to hold before, hold back, hinder, forbid =pro- pro-1 + -hibēre, comb. form of habēre to have, hold; see habit1]
pro•hib′it•er, pro•hib′i•tor, n.

prohibit

To prohibit something means to forbid it or make it illegal.

We prohibit air guns and other weapons that might wound someone.
She believes that nuclear weapons should be totally prohibited.

You can say that someone is prohibited from doing something.

Guests were once prohibited from entering the kitchen.
The country has a law prohibiting employees from striking.

prohibit


Past participle: prohibited
Gerund: prohibiting

Imperative
prohibit
prohibit
Present
I prohibit
you prohibit
he/she/it prohibits
we prohibit
you prohibit
they prohibit
Preterite
I prohibited
you prohibited
he/she/it prohibited
we prohibited
you prohibited
they prohibited
Present Continuous
I am prohibiting
you are prohibiting
he/she/it is prohibiting
we are prohibiting
you are prohibiting
they are prohibiting
Present Perfect
I have prohibited
you have prohibited
he/she/it has prohibited
we have prohibited
you have prohibited
they have prohibited
Past Continuous
I was prohibiting
you were prohibiting
he/she/it was prohibiting
we were prohibiting
you were prohibiting
they were prohibiting
Past Perfect
I had prohibited
you had prohibited
he/she/it had prohibited
we had prohibited
you had prohibited
they had prohibited
Future
I will prohibit
you will prohibit
he/she/it will prohibit
we will prohibit
you will prohibit
they will prohibit
Future Perfect
I will have prohibited
you will have prohibited
he/she/it will have prohibited
we will have prohibited
you will have prohibited
they will have prohibited
Future Continuous
I will be prohibiting
you will be prohibiting
he/she/it will be prohibiting
we will be prohibiting
you will be prohibiting
they will be prohibiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prohibiting
you have been prohibiting
he/she/it has been prohibiting
we have been prohibiting
you have been prohibiting
they have been prohibiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prohibiting
you will have been prohibiting
he/she/it will have been prohibiting
we will have been prohibiting
you will have been prohibiting
they will have been prohibiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prohibiting
you had been prohibiting
he/she/it had been prohibiting
we had been prohibiting
you had been prohibiting
they had been prohibiting
Conditional
I would prohibit
you would prohibit
he/she/it would prohibit
we would prohibit
you would prohibit
they would prohibit
Past Conditional
I would have prohibited
you would have prohibited
he/she/it would have prohibited
we would have prohibited
you would have prohibited
they would have prohibited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prohibit - 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."

prohibit

verb
1. forbid, ban, rule out, veto, outlaw, disallow, proscribe, debar, interdict, criminalize the law which prohibits trading on Sunday
forbid allow, permit, order, let, further, suffer, command, endure, license, tolerate, authorize, consent to, give leave to
2. prevent, restrict, rule out, stop, hamper, hinder, constrain, obstruct, preclude, impede, make impossible The contraption prohibited any movement.
prevent let, allow, permit

prohibit

verb
Translations
zakázat
forbyde
kieltää
zabraniti
megtilt
banna
禁止する禁じる
금지하다
drausti
aizliegt
interzice
prepovedati
förbjuda
ห้ามโดยกฎหมาย
cấm

prohibit

[prəˈhɪbɪt] VT
1. (= forbid) → prohibir
to prohibit sb from doing sthprohibir a algn hacer algo
"it is prohibited to feed the animals"se prohíbe dar de comer a los animales
"smoking prohibited"se prohíbe or está prohibido fumar
prohibited areazona f prohibida
2. (= prevent) to prohibit sb from doing sthimpedir a algn hacer algo
his health prohibits him from swimmingsu salud le impide nadar

prohibit

[prəʊˈhɪbɪt] vtinterdire
to prohibit sb from doing sth → interdire à qn de faire qch
Foreigners are prohibited from owning shares in the company → Il est interdit aux étrangers de posséder des parts dans la compagnie.
to be prohibited [activity] → être interdit(e)
Smoking is prohibited → Il est interdit de fumer.

prohibit

vt
(= forbid)verbieten, untersagen; to prohibit somebody from doing somethingjdm verbieten or untersagen, etw zu tun; his health prohibits him from swimmingsein Gesundheitszustand verbietet (es) ihm zu schwimmen; “smoking prohibited”Rauchen verboten
(= prevent)verhindern; to prohibit something being doneverhindern, dass etw geschieht; to prohibit somebody from doing somethingjdn daran hindern, etw zu tun

prohibit

[prəˈhɪbɪt] vt
a. (forbid) → proibire, vietare
to prohibit sb from doing sth → vietare or proibire a qn di fare qc
"smoking prohibited" → "vietato fumare"
b. (prevent, thing) → impedire

prohibit

(prəˈhibit) verb
to forbid. Smoking is prohibited.
prohibition (prəuiˈbiʃən) noun
1. the act of prohibiting. We demand the prohibition by the government of the sale of this drug.
2. a rule, law etc forbidding something. The headmaster issued a prohibition against bringing knives into school.

prohibit

يَحْظِر zakázat forbyde verbieten απαγορεύω prohibir kieltää interdire zabraniti vietare 禁止する 금지하다 verbieden forby zakazać proibir запрещать förbjuda ห้ามโดยกฎหมาย yasaklamak cấm 禁止
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