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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prohibit mean? 

  The verb PROHIBIT has 1 sense:

1. command against

  Familiarity information: PROHIBIT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1prohibit [BACK TO TOP]


Command against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


disallow; forbid; prohibit; proscribe; interdict; veto

Context examples:

I forbid you to call me late at night / Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store

Hypernyms (to "prohibit" is one way to...):

command; compel; require (make someone do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prohibit"):

ban (prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure)

bar; debar; exclude (prevent from entering; keep out)

enjoin (issue an injunction)

criminalise; criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; outlaw (declare illegal; outlaw)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue prohibit the movie

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