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Definition of Forbid


  1. of Forbid
  2. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
  3. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
  4. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
  5. To accurse; to blast.
  6. To defy; to challenge.
  7. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.

Forbid Quotations

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
Charles de Montesquieu

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.
Thomas Sowell

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Forbid Translations

forbid in Danish is forbyde
forbid in Dutch is verbieden
forbid in French is interdisons, interdisent, interdire
forbid in German is untersagen
forbid in Italian is proibire
forbid in Latin is prohibeo
forbid in Norwegian is forby
forbid in Portuguese is proibido
forbid in Spanish is prohibir
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