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prohibit

pro·hib·it

prohibit

 
pronunciation:
pr hI biht [or] pro hI biht
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prohibited, prohibiting, prohibits
definition 1: to not allow by law.
State law prohibits smoking on buses.
 
synonyms:
forbid, outlaw
antonyms:
allow, authorize, permit
similar words:
ban, veto
definition 2: to forbid from taking a particular action.
Our parents prohibit us from jumping on the furniture.
antonyms:
allow, authorize, permit
similar words:
ban, bar, prevent, stay
definition 3: to make impossible or prevent from going forward.
Icy roads prohibited further travel.
synonyms:
prevent, stop
antonyms:
allow, permit
similar words:
arrest, block, check, frustrate, halt, hamper, obstruct, stay
derivation: prohibited (adj.)
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The word prohibit contains the following part:
hab, hib Latin root that means hold, have