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Definition of "prohibit" []

  • To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent; preclude: Modesty prohibits me from saying what happened. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prohibit" in a sentence
  • "What Prop K does prohibit is sex trafficking investigations that involve racial profiling."
  • "The terms prohibit the chip maker from providing benefits to PC makers in return for exclusively using its chips."
  • "Defenders of Dayton say its terms prohibit referendums in either of the two entities, and it's not clear Dodik will dare to proceed with an actual vote."
  • "What Prop K does prohibit is sex trafficking investigations that involve racial profiling."
  • "The terms prohibit the chip maker from providing benefits to PC makers in return for exclusively using its chips."
  • "Defenders of Dayton say its terms prohibit referendums in either of the two entities, and it's not clear Dodik will dare to proceed with an actual vote."