Definitions and Examples of forbid, prohibit, disapprove
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To command someone not to do something; to prohibit.
The teacher forbids students from using their phones during class.
To officially forbid or prevent someone from doing something.
The law prohibits smoking in public places.
To have an unfavorable opinion or judgment about something.
My parents disapprove of me staying out late on weekdays.
Key Differences: forbid vs prohibit vs disapprove
- 1Forbid and prohibit are synonyms that mean to officially or forcefully prevent someone from doing something.
- 2Disapprove is a relational antonym that means to have an unfavorable opinion or judgment about something.
Effective Usage of forbid, prohibit, disapprove
- 1Legal Documents: Use forbid or prohibit in legal documents to indicate what is not allowed.
- 2Parenting: Use disapprove to express your disapproval of your child's behavior or decisions.
- 3Business Communication: Use authorise to give permission or approval for business transactions, and use forbid or prohibit to indicate what is not allowed.
The antonyms of authorise are forbid, prohibit, and disapprove. Use forbid or prohibit to indicate what is not allowed, and use disapprove to express your disapproval of something. These words can be used in legal documents, parenting, and business communication.