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"prohibit" in British English

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prohibitverb

uk   /prəˈhɪb.ɪt/  us   /prəˈhɪb.ɪt/
B2 [T often passive] to ​officiallyrefuse to ​allow something: Motor ​vehicles are prohibited fromdriving in the ​towncentre. The ​governmentintroduced a ​law prohibiting ​tobaccoadvertisements on TV. Parking is strictly prohibited between these ​gates.
[T] to ​prevent a ​particularactivity by making it ​impossible: The ​loudness of the ​music prohibits ​seriousconversation in most ​nightclubs.

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(Definition of prohibit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prohibit" in American English

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prohibitverb [T]

 us   /proʊˈhɪb·ət, prə-/
to ​officiallyforbid something: The ​law prohibits ​smoking in ​restaurants.
To prohibit is also to ​prevent something by making it ​impossible: Loud ​music prohibited ​seriousconversation.
(Definition of prohibit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prohibit" in Business English

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prohibitverb

uk   /prəʊˈhɪbɪt/  us   /prəˈhɪbɪt/
to ​officiallystop something from being done by making ​rules or ​laws that do not ​allow it: The ​governmentintroduced a ​law prohibiting tobacco ​advertisements on TV.prohibit sb from doing sth Committee ​rules prohibit ​members from ​buyingshares. Smoking in ​restaurants is now prohibited by ​law.
(Definition of prohibit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prohibit”
in Korean -을 법으로 금지하다…
in Arabic يَمْنَع…
in Malaysian melarang…
in French interdire…
in Russian запрещать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禁止, 阻止, 妨礙…
in Italian proibire…
in Turkish yasaklamak, menetmek…
in Polish zabraniać, zakazywać…
in Spanish prohibir…
in Vietnamese cấm…
in Portuguese proibir…
in Thai ห้าม…
in German verbieten…
in Catalan prohibir…
in Japanese ~を禁止する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 禁止, 阻止, 妨碍…
in Indonesian melarang…
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