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Definition of Forbid

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

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

If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding.
Sun Tzu

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
Geoffrey Chaucer

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
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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