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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To have ordered that something not be done.

Usage examples (29)
  • His father forbad him from going fishing with his friend.
  • I took no rest, and greed of gain forbad me give a grain
  • It forbad strong government bargaining over drug prices.
  • FORSYTH: Your beloved United Nations absolutely forbad it. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Forbad is another way of spelling forbade. They both have the same meaning.
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