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prohibit

pro·hib·it

prohibit

 
pronunciation:
pr hI biht [or] pro hI biht
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prohibited, prohibiting, prohibits
definition 1: to forbid (an action) by authority.
New York State law prohibits operating a vehicle without shoes.Swimming is prohibited outside designated areas in the park.
 
synonyms:
disallow, forbid, interdict, outlaw, proscribe
antonyms:
allow, authorize, legalize, permit
similar words:
ban, enjoin, inhibit, preclude, taboo, veto
definition 2: to forbid (a person) from taking a particular action.
Her mother tried to prohibit her from seeing her father after he left the family.
synonyms:
inhibit
antonyms:
allow, authorize, permit
similar words:
ban, bar, forbid, prevent, stay
definition 3: to render impossible; prevent.
Icy roads prohibited further travel.
synonyms:
foil, forbid, hinder, inhibit, prevent, stop
antonyms:
allow, enable, permit
similar words:
arrest, block, check, frustrate, halt, hamper, impede, obstruct, obviate, preclude, stay
derivation: prohibited (adj.)
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The word prohibit contains the following part:
hab, hib Latin root that means hold, have