French translation of 'forbid'
Word forms: past tense forbade, past participle forbidden [fəʳˈbɪdən ]
1. [person] défendre ⧫ interdire
to forbid sb to do sth [person] défendre à qn de faire qch ⧫ interdire à qn de faire qch
I forbid you to go out tonight! Je te défends de sortir ce soir !
His pride forbids him to ask for help. Sa fierté l’empêche de demander de l’aide.
2. [action, thing] interdire
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Example Sentences Including 'forbid'
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I felt that I had done something forbidden.Seminary Boy (2006)
A sense of loss and political failure is hardening in the people's minds into something more forbidding than mere regret.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
As soon as you make a food forbidden, it becomes all you can think about.The Sun (2013)
He did not forbid me from marrying.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There is something forbidding about him.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But is it fair to speak of marriage when you're forbidden to marry?The Broken God (1993)
Perhaps that's why there is still something so deliciously forbidden about the idea for women like me.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Hers was an old-fashioned royal love story: the young woman forbidden to marry her prince because she was a divorced commoner.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Men grow beards after they marry but are forbidden to have moustaches.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The move does not make the forbidden fruit of the international press any more accessible to the Chinese public.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Of care, prudence forbids us to make any sure declaration.Christianity Today (2000)
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'forbid' in Other Languages
British English: forbid /fəˈbɪd/ VERB
If you forbid someone to do something, or if you forbid an activity, you order that it must not be done.
The government has forbidden the sale of these products.
- American English: forbid
- Arabic: يُحَرِّمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: proibir
- Chinese: 禁止
- Croatian: zabraniti
- Czech: zakázat
- Danish: forbyde
- Dutch: verbieden
- European Spanish: prohibir
- Finnish: kieltää
- French: interdire
- German: verbieten
- Greek: απαγορεύω
- Italian: vietare
- Japanese: 禁じる
- Korean: 금하다
- Norwegian: forby
- Polish: zakazać
- European Portuguese: proibir
- Romanian: a interzice
- Russian: запрещать
- Spanish: prohibir
- Swedish: förbjuda
- Thai: ห้าม
- Turkish: yasaklamak
- Ukrainian: забороняти
- Vietnamese: cấm
Translation of forbid from the Collins English to French Dictionary