Forbid

Definition of Forbid

For`bid´   Pronunciation: fǒr`bĭd´
v. t.1.To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
[imp. Forbade (fǒr*băd"); p. p. Forbidden (fǒr*bĭd"d'n) (Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. Forbidding (fǒr*bĭd"dĭng).]
More than I have said . . .
The leisure and enforcement of the time
Forbids to dwell upon.
- Shak.
2.To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
Have I not forbid her my house?
- Shak.
3.To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
A blaze of glory that forbids the sight.
- Dryden.
4.To accurse; to blast.
He shall live a man forbid.
- Shak.
5.To defy; to challenge.
v. i.1.To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.

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