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

Translation of prohibit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (forbid) fishing in the lake is prohibited
    está prohibido or se prohíbe pescar en el lago
    to prohibit somebody from -ing
    prohibirle a alguien + infinitive
    the regulations prohibit me from disclosing the results
    el reglamento me prohíbe dar a conocer los resultados
    Example sentences
    • There, for example, the Court held that drug laws can prohibit the use of the narcotic peyote in a religious ceremony.
    • Polygynous marriages were not prohibited by colonial law.
    • Only business communications are covered unless the policy specifically prohibits private use of e-mail and the internet.
  • 2 (prevent) to prohibit somebody from -ingthe cost prohibits many people from receiving treatment
    el costo impide que mucha gente tenga acceso al tratamiento
    el costo hace que el tratamiento resulte prohibitivo para mucha gente
    Example sentences
    • Nurses may be presented with exceptional or life-threatening situations prohibiting the use of assistive patient handling equipment.
    • The efficiency audit said there were too many vested local interests on health boards, which prevent change and prohibit the delivery of a value-for-money service.
    • A low fluid level switch is provided to prohibit operation and prevent potential burnout if solution falls below a pre-set level.
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