forbidverb [ T ]uk /fəˈbɪd/ us /fɚˈbɪd/ present participle forbidding, past tense forbade or old use forbad, past participle forbidden
[ + to infinitive ] He's obviously really embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone.
He is forbidden from leaving the country.
- 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.