Part of speech: verb

To command against; prohibit; oppose effectually; prevent.

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Usage examples "forbid":

  1. No talk of thine can charm me, Forbid it Heaven! - "The Seven Plays in English Verse", Sophocles.
  2. Forbid it:- no; I shall not forbid it. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  3. I cannot fancy anything of the sort, my darling; Heaven forbid that I could! - "Cruel As The Grave", Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth.