Share this entry

British English: /prə(ʊ)ˈhɪbɪt/
American English: /prəˈhɪbɪt/
, /proʊˈhɪbɪt/

Translation of prohibit in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (forbid) to prohibit somebody from doing
    interdire à quelqu'un de faire
    children are prohibited from using the elevator
    il est interdit aux enfants d'utiliser l'ascenseur
    ‘smoking prohibited’
    ‘défense de fumer’
  • 2 [formal] (make impossible)
    empêcher (from doing de faire)
    his poor health prohibits him from playing sports
    sa mauvaise santé l'empêche de faire du sport

Definition of prohibit in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: