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English definition of “prohibit”

prohibit

verb
 
 
/prəʊˈhɪbɪt/ US   /prəˈhɪbɪt/
to officially stop something from being done by making rules or laws that do not allow it: The government introduced a law prohibiting tobacco advertisements on TV.prohibit sb from doing sth Committee rules prohibit members from buying shares. Smoking in restaurants is now prohibited by law.
(Definition of prohibit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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