prohibit

  • 1 Prohibit — Pro*hib it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prohibited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prohibiting}.] [L. prohibitus, p. p. of prohibere to prohibit; pro before, forth + habere to have, hold. See {Habit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 prohibit — pro‧hib‧it [prəˈhɪbt ǁ proʊ ] verb [transitive] LAW to officially stop someone doing something by making it illegal or against the rules: • The firm s own internal rules now prohibit that type of loan. prohibit somebody from doing something •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 prohibit — I verb ban, banish, bar, block, check, circumscribe, control, counteract, curb, debar, deny, disallow, disqualify, embargo, enjoin, exclude, forbid, foreclose, forfend, gainsay, halt, hamper, hinder, impede, inhibit, interdict, interfere, limit,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 prohibit — PROHIBÍT, Ă, prohibiţi, te, adj. (Despre mărfuri) A căror producere, vânzare, export sau import sunt interzise. – v. prohibi. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PROHIBÍT adj. interzis, oprit. (Băuturi prohibit.) Trimis de siveco,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 prohibit — In current usage, prohibit can be followed either by a noun or pronoun denoting the thing prohibited (The UN Declaration calls on all countries to prohibit all forms of human cloning) or by a noun or pronoun denoting the person prohibited, (or… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 prohibit — [prō hib′it, prəhib′it] vt. [ME prohibeten < L prohibitus, pp. of prohibere, to prohibit < pro , before (see PRO 2) + habere, to have (see HABIT)] 1. to refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order 2. to prevent; hinder SYN. FORBID… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 prohibit — early 15c., from L. prohibitus, pp. of prohibere (see PROHIBITION (Cf. prohibition)). Related: Prohibited; prohibiting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 prohibit — *forbid, inhibit, enjoin, interdict, ban Analogous words: *prevent, preclude, obviate: debar, shut out, *exclude: *hinder, impede, obstruct: *restrain, curb, check Antonyms: permit Contrasted words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 prohibit — [v] make impossible; stop ban, block, bottle up*, box in*, bring to screeching halt*, constrain, cool*, cork*, debar, disallow, enjoin, forbid, forfend, freeze*, gridlock, halt, hamper, hang up*, hinder, hold up, impede, inhibit, interdict, jam… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 prohibit — ► VERB (prohibited, prohibiting) 1) formally forbid by law, rule, etc. 2) make impossible; prevent. DERIVATIVES prohibitory adjective. ORIGIN Latin prohibere keep in check …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 prohibit — verb 1) state law prohibits gambling Syn: forbid, ban, bar, interdict, proscribe, make illegal, embargo, outlaw, disallow, veto; Law enjoin Ant: permit, authorize 2) a ca …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 prohibit — v. 1) (D; tr.) to prohibit from 2) (rare) (K) you cannot prohibit their going out * * * [prə hɪbɪt] (D; tr.) to prohibit from (rare) (K) you cannot prohibit their going out …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 prohibit — verb ADVERB ▪ strictly ▪ Smoking in public areas is strictly prohibited. ▪ clearly, explicitly, expressly, specifically ▪ The law specifically prohibits …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 prohibit */ — UK [prəʊˈhɪbɪt] / US [proʊˈhɪbɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms prohibit : present tense I/you/we/they prohibit he/she/it prohibits present participle prohibiting past tense prohibited past participle prohibited 1) to officially stop something… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 prohibit — 01. Our city council has enacted a new bylaw which [prohibits] smoking in all public buildings. 02. Many gangsters became rich in North America by selling alcohol during [prohibition]. 03. Beach fires are [prohibited] during the summer months due …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 prohibit — See inhibit. See inhibit, prohibit …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 prohibit — pro|hib|it [prəˈhıbıt US prou ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of prohibere to hold away, prevent ] 1.) [usually passive] to say that an action is illegal or not allowed = ↑ban, forbid ↑forbid ▪ Smoking is strictly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 prohibit — pro|hib|it [ prou hıbıt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal: Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building. The sale of alcohol to young people is prohibited by law.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 prohibit — verb (prohibits, prohibiting, prohibited) 1》 formally forbid by law, rule, etc. 2》 prevent. Phrases the prohibited degrees another term for the forbidden degrees (see forbid). Derivatives prohibiter noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 prohibit — verb (T) 1 to officially stop an activity by making it illegal or against the rules: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the factory. | prohibit sb from doing sth: Nuclear powers are prohibited from selling this technology. 2 to make something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English