If a sign says "Swimming Prohibited," don't go for a dip. It's not allowed. To prohibit is to forbid, or to disallow something.

In school, you are prohibited from leaving the premises before the end of the school day. The school administration also prohibits smoking and chewing gum. In 1920, it became illegal to sell alcohol in the United States. This time period when alcohol was prohibited is known as the era of Prohibition. Famously Prohibition did not work. When you prohibit something, you often make it seem more appealing.

Definitions of prohibit
  1. verb
    command against
    synonyms: disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, proscribe, veto
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    allow, countenance, let, permit
    consent to, give permission
    allow, grant
    let have
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    prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
    bar, debar, exclude
    prevent from entering; keep out
    issue an injunction
    criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
    declare illegal; outlaw
    ban, censor
    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
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    command, require
    make someone do something
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