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Disallow   /dˌɪsəlˈaʊ/   Listen

(past & past part. disallowed; pres. part. disallowing)
Command against.  Synonyms: forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto.  "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" , "Dad nixed our plans"

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"Disallow" Quotes from Famous Books

... poem may be found a few rhymes[370] which the critical precision of English prosody at this day would disallow, cannot be denied; but with this small imperfection, which in the general blaze of its excellence is not perceived, till the mind has subsided into cool attention, it is, undoubtedly, one of the noblest ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1 • Boswell, Edited by Birkbeck Hill

... Mount; Then, learned in story, 'gan recount Such chance had happed of old, When once, near Norham, there did fight A spectre fell of fiendish might, In likeness of a Scottish knight, With Brian Bulmer bold, And trained him nigh to disallow The aid of his baptismal vow. "And such a phantom, too, 'tis said, With Highland broadsword, targe, and plaid, And fingers red with gore, Is seen in Rothiemurcus glade, Or where the sable pine-trees shade Dark Tomantoul, ...
— Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field • Walter Scott

Words linked to "Disallow" :   illegalize, exclude, enjoin, criminalise, require, allow, debar, bar, criminalize, ban, permit, forbid, outlaw, command, illegalise, veto, nix, prohibit

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