1. (p. p.) of Forbid.

2. (v. t.) To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.

3. (v. t.) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.

4. (v. t.) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.

5. (v. t.) To accurse; to blast.

6. (v. t.) To defy; to challenge.

7. (v. i.) To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.

anticipate avert ban bar block check curb debar deflect deny deter disallow discourage dishearten embargo enjoin estop exclude exclude from fend fend off foreclose forestall halt help hinder impede inhibit interdict keep from keep off obstruct obviate outlaw preclude prevent prohibit proscribe refuse reject repel repress restrain rule out save say no to shut out stave off stop suppress taboo turn aside veto ward off


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