AskDefine | Define forbade

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forbade (See forbid)


1 command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" [syn: prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow] [ant: permit, permit]
2 keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" [syn: prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude] [also: forbidding, forbidden, forbade, forbad]

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  • US 1: /ˌfoɹˈbæd/
  • US 2: /ˌfoɻˈbeɪd/
    Rhymes with: -eɪd


  1. simple past of forbid
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