forbidverb [T]uk /fəˈbɪd/ us /fɚˈbɪd/ (present participle forbidding, past tense forbade or old use forbad, past participle forbidden)
- I forbid you to marry him!
- Diplomatic etiquette forbids calling for the death of a national leader.
- She does a lot of work for charities, but her modesty forbids her from talking about it.
- City Ordinance 126 forbids car parking in this area of New York.
- She obtained a restraining order forbidding her partner from seeing their two children.