# prohibit

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Prohibit is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

## Contents

### Pronunciation

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## Verb

 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 ${\displaystyle x}$ prohibits ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle y}$ is not possible because of ${\displaystyle x}$.
The use of a password prohibits access to outsiders.