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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.


negative, anticipate, rule out, prohibit, prevent, preclude, debar, interdict, proscribe, counter, close out, nix, allow, keep, enjoin, foreclose, veto, taboo, foresee, hinder, disallow, forestall.

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