To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.verb
When you tell someone they are not allowed to enter your home and stop them from doing so, this is an example of a situation where you prohibit the person from entering your house.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
- to prevent; hinder
Origin: ME prohibeten < L prohibitus, pp. of prohibere, to prohibit < pro-, before (see pro-) + habere, to have (see habit)
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transitive verb pro·hib·it·ed, pro·hib·it·ing, pro·hib·its
- To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid.
- To prevent; preclude: Modesty prohibits me from saying what happened.
Origin: Middle English prohibiten, from Latin prohibēre, prohibit- : pro-, in front; see pro-1 + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.