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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·bid /fɝˈbɪd, fɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·bid v. t. [imp. Forbade p. p. Forbidden (Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. Forbidding ]
 1. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
 More than I have said . . .
 The leisure and enforcement of the time
 Forbids to dwell upon.   --Shak.
 2. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
    Have I not forbid her my house?   --Shak.
 3. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
    A blaze of glory that forbids the sight.   --Dryden.
 4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]
    He shall live a man forbid.   --Shak.
 5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold; restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·bid v. i. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. “I did not or forbid.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 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,
      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]