prohibit

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Prohibit is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /prəˈhɪbɪt/ or /prəʊˈhɪbɪt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /proʊˈhɪbɪt/ or /prəˈhɪbət/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
prohibit

Third-person singular
prohibits

Past tense
prohibited

Past participle
prohibited

Present participle
prohibiting

  1. If you prohibit something, you say that it must not be done.
    The laws were changed to prohibit the use of certain tools.
    Company policy is to prohibit dogs from entering the store.
  2. If prohibits , is not possible because of .
    The use of a password prohibits access to outsiders.

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