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verb [transitive] forbid pronunciation in American English /fərˈbɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyforbid
he/she/itforbids
present participleforbidding
past tenseforbid or forbad
past participleforbidden
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  1. 1
    to state that something is not allowed, according to a rule, law, or custom
    forbid someone to do something/from doing something:

    Army policy forbids soldiers in uniform from talking to reporters.

    1. a.
      to tell someone that they must not do something

      You’re not going out tonight – I absolutely forbid it.

      forbid someone to do something/from doing something:

      The situation is so dangerous that the relief agencies have forbidden their workers to go there.

  2. 2
    formal to make something impossible, or to prevent something from happening

    Hannah is a natural musician, although modesty forbids her to say so.

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