forbid forbid  /fər ˈbɪd/


  1. (v) command against
  2. (v) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

Derived Word(s)


  1. Elbow to elbow sat 2,000 businessmen eager to say their say about whether NRA should permit or forbid price fixing and price control.
  2. Sometimes parents have to forbid.


  • EU Parliament in push to limit U.S. data access

    By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers want to forbid the United States from accessing European citizens' data without the approval of a judge or equivalent authority, a response to the revelations about the Prism spy program. Lawmakers from the European People's Party (EPP), the biggest group in the European Parliament, on Wednesday backed a proposal that would force ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Similarly, Secretary Hillary Clinton is also being uptight of what she said after the failed incident of Times Square that, "if, heaven forbid, an attack like this that we can trace back to Pakistan were to have been successful, there would be very...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Pakistan Observer

  2. "We firmly believe that national reconciliation is the only guaranteed path toward security, stability and prosperity. The alternative, God forbid, is death and destruction and the loss of Iraq," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in his...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Two days ago on this page, Samuel Huntington quoted George Washington: "Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
    on Jun 17, 2004 By: George Washington Source: Opinion Journal

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