Translation of prohibir in English:

prohibir

to prohibit, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (venta/acto) to prohibit formal
    esta ley prohíbe la huelga en los servicios públicos this law bans / prohibits strikes in public services
    • queda terminantemente prohibido it is strictly forbidden / prohibited
    • se prohibió la venta de hortalizas procedentes de la zona the sale of vegetables from the area was banned / prohibited
    • se prohíbe el uso de diccionarios the use of dictionaries is forbidden
    • iba en dirección prohibida I was going the wrong way up a one-way street
    • [ S ] prohibido el paso / prohibida la entrada no entry
    • [ S ] prohibido fijar carteles stick no bills
    • [ S ] prohibido fumar no smoking
    • está prohibido fumar aquí you/she/he can't smoke here / this is a no-smoking area
  • 2

    prohibirle algo a algn to ban sb from sth
    • me había prohibido la entrada al edificio he had banned me from the building / from entering the building
    • el médico me ha prohibido la sal the doctor has told me I mustn't have salt
    • [ S ] se prohíbe la entrada a menores de 16 años no admission to persons under 16 years of age
    • tengo prohibido el alcohol I've been told I mustn't drink alcohol
  • 3

    prohibirle a algn + inf to forbid sb to + inf
    • me prohibió tocar la máquina he forbade me to touch the machine
    • prohíben a las mujeres participar en estos actos women are not allowed to participate in these ceremonies
    • le tenemos prohibido salir we've grounded him
  • 4

    prohibir a algn que + subj to forbid sb to + inf
    • te prohíbo que le hables así a tu madre I forbid you to speak to your mother like that