vb. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army. To accurse; to blast. To defy; to challenge.
Syn. - To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold; restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.
- vb. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.