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verb (used with object), for·bade or for·bad or for·bid, for·bid·den or for·bid, for·bid·ding.
Origin of forbid
Examples from the Web for forbade
In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a NRA-sponsored law that forbade pediatricians from asking about guns in the home.
Hamas first forbade women from riding on the back of motorcycles, and then from riding on them at all.
Often they forbade firearms altogether within the limits of a city.The Roots of Anti-Government Gun Culture in America|David Frum|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As an epidemiologist and my mom, what were some things you forbade my sister and me from eating as kids?Be Afraid of Your Food: An Epidemiologist’s Sensible Advice|Amanda Kludt|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His ex-wife knew about his doping, and forbade him from continuing.
But the Senate, alarmed at the tenor of his discourses, forbade him to preach.
It also forbade middlemen from profiting at the expense of the public.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
St Andrews, which allowed hawking, forbade the dangerous game of football.Life in the Medieval University|Robert S. Rait, M.A.
Respectful of, or indifferent to, the question of national territories, from the first moment it forbade conquest.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
Delicacy forbade them to go outside and look straight at a strange lady but a dozen questions rose in every mind.The Man from the Bitter Roots|Caroline Lockhart
verb -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden or -bid (tr)
Word Origin for forbid
past tense of forbid.
Old English forbeodan "forbid, prohibit," from for- "against" + beodan "to command" (see bid). Common Germanic compound (cf. Dutch verbieden, Old High German farbiotan, German verbieten, Old Norse fyrirbjoða, Gothic faurbiudan "to forbid"). Related: Forbade; forbidden.
see god forbid.