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for·bid

forbid

 
 
pronunciation:
fr bId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: forbids, forbidding, forbade, forbad, forbid, forbidden
definition: to give orders that prevent or prohibit.
They have forbidden swimming here.
synonyms:
ban, prohibit
antonyms:
allow, authorize, permit
similar words:
outlaw
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