Definition of forbid :
1. To accurse; to blast.
2. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
3. To defy; to challenge.
4. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
5. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
6. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.
exclude (part of speech: verb)
disqualify, oust, deport, banish, exile, amputate, eject, ignore, prohibit, eliminate, extradite, reject, excise, eradicate, expatriate, blacklist, evict, exclude, repudiate, proscribe, ban, disbar, bar, excommunicate, ostracize, remove, deny, blackball, renounce, relegate, disallow, expel, boycott
prohibit (part of speech: verb)
disapprove, prevent, obstruct, block, curtail, oppress, constrain, halt, declare illegal, oppose, put under the ban, enjoin, restrain, put under an injunction, censor, outlaw, embargo, preclude, cancel, taboo, suppress, refuse, withhold, inhibit, control, check, curb, restrict
- " I forbid you to have any anxiety whatever about my health," Raphael went on. - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
- Charles, I forbid that! - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
- If he goes home without the colt, his father will beat him, and more than likely will drive him into the woods and forbid him to come back till he brings the horse with him. - "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.