From Middle English prohibiten, from Latin prohibeō (“I fend off, prevent, prohibit”) (through past participle prohibitus).
- (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈhɪbɪt/, /pɹəʊˈhɪbɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /pɹoʊˈhɪbɪt/, /pɹəˈhɪbət/
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- Rhymes: -ɪbɪt
prohibit (third-person singular simple present prohibits, present participle prohibiting, simple past and past participle prohibited)
- (transitive) To forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit.
- 2013 June 7, Ed Pilkington, “‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 6:
- In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
- See also Thesaurus:prohibit
to proscribe officially
- prohibit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- prohibit in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
prohibit (feminine prohibida, masculine plural prohibits, feminine plural prohibides)
prohibit m (feminine prohibida, masculine plural prohibits, feminine plural prohibides)
- past participle of prohibir
Past participle of prohibi.
prohibit m or n (feminine singular prohibită, masculine plural prohibiți, feminine and neuter plural prohibite)
Declension of prohibit