forbid is the dictionary form of forbidden Definition of forbid
1. [ verb ] command against
Synonyms: prohibit proscribe veto disallow interdict

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"

Related terms: permit permit command bar enjoin outlaw ban interdiction banishment interdict ban forbiddance
2. [ verb ] keep from happening of arising; have the effect of preventing
Synonyms: prevent forestall preclude foreclose

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"

Related terms: stop debar thwart save obstruct obviation
Similar spelling:   forbid