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synonyms for forbids

  • ban
  • block
  • cancel
  • censor
  • deny
  • deprive
  • disallow
  • enjoin
  • exclude
  • freeze
  • halt
  • hinder
  • impede
  • inhibit
  • oppose
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • proscribe
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • rule out
  • stop
  • check
  • debar
  • embargo
  • forestall
  • forfend
  • interdict
  • nix
  • obstruct
  • obviate
  • spike
  • stymie
  • taboo
  • veto
  • withhold
  • declare illegal
  • hold up
  • lock up
  • put the chill on
  • say no
  • shut down
  • shut out
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antonyms for forbids

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  • add
  • admit
  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • go
  • help
  • include
  • let go
  • permit
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • welcome
  • authorize
  • sanction
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How to use forbids in a sentence

A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,—the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Unless some rule or statute forbids, a member of a voluntary association may withdraw at any time.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Drink, friend, for you have seen enough this day to chill your veins, even if your prophet forbids wine.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
I am placed between the horns of a dilemma: one lady clamours for the bare truth: another forbids me to say anything unpleasing.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
And, of all the yokes, is not that of the glebe the heaviest, which forbids them to cross the boundaries of their own seigniory.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
True the Prophet—on whom be peace—forbids dice; but Allah will be compassionate, and I have some about me.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
When any person looked at them they hid those parts which modesty forbids to expose.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The inexorable unwritten law which forbids overt scandal sentenced me.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The natural instinct of the insect forbids its leaving the water or flying abroad if rain is threatening.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
We tell him that in England the law forbids boys under sixteen to smoke, whereat they all shriek with laughter.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
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