forbid

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/fərˈbɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɚˈbɪd, fɔr-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fər bid, fôr-)


Inflections of 'forbid' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
forbids
v 3rd person singular
forbidding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
forbade
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
forbad
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
forbid
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
forbidden
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
forbid
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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forbid

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. forbid [smoking, playing, running, parking]
  2. [smoking] [has been, was] forbidden (by)
  3. forbid [cellphones, laptops, electronic devices]
  4. forbid the use of [cellphones]
  5. forbid him from the [office, classroom, hospital, plane]
  6. forbid [cellphones] in the [office]
  7. forbid [passengers, students, visitors, members, workers]
  8. forbid the [making, production, sale] of
  9. forbid him from [entering, submitting, playing, attending, going]
  10. they were forbidden [entry]
  11. I forbid it
  12. I forbid you to [see, talk to, mention] him (again)
  13. forbade me from [speaking to, writing to] her
  14. [expressly, strictly] forbade [you, it]
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