English Synonyms and Antonyms, with Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions; Designed as a Companion for the Study and as a Text-Book for the Use of
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...especially applied to acts which are done before they are pronounced upon; thus, a government may disallow the act of its commander in the field or its admiral on the high seas. Inhibit and interdict are chiefly known by their ecclesiastical use. As between forbid and prohibit, forbid is less formal and more personal, prohibit more official and judicial, with the implication of readiness to use such force as may be needed to give effect to the enactment; a parent forbids a child to take part in some game or to associate with certain companions; the slave=trade is now prohibited by the leading nations of the world. Many things are prohibited by law which can not be wholly prevented, as gambling and prostitution; on the other hand, things may be prevented which are not prohibited, as the services of religion, the payment of debts, or military conquest. That which is precluded need not be prohibited. Compare ADOLISH; HINDER; PREVENT. Antonyms: allow, empower, let, require, authorize, enjoin, license, sanction, command, give consent, order, sufier, consent to, give leave, permit, -tolerate, direct, give permission, put up with, warrant. Preposltlo in: An act is prohibited by law; aperson is prohibited bylaw from doing a certain act. Prohibit was formerly construed, as forbid still is, with the infinitive, but the construction with from and the verbal noun has now entirely superseded the older usage. 291 promote propitious PROMOTl'-1. Synonyms: advance, encourage, forward, prefer, raise. aid, exalt. foster. push. urge forward, assist, excite. mrther, push on, urge on. elevate, foment, help, To promote (L. pro, forward, and moveo, move) is to cause to move forward toward some desired end or to raise to some higher position, rank, or dignity. We..
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