AskDefine | Define disallow

Dictionary Definition

disallow v : command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" [syn: forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto] [ant: permit, permit]

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  1. To refuse to allow
    The prisoners were disallowed to contact with a lawyer.
  2. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper
    The goal was disallowed because the player was offside.

Related terms


to refuse to allow
to reject as invalid, untrue, or improper

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abjure, assert the contrary, ban, bar, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, belie, blackball, categorically reject, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, debar, decline, decline to accept, default, deny, disaffirm, disagree, disapprove, disapprove of, disavow, disclaim, disfavor, dishonor, disown, disprove, dispute, dissent, dissent from, embargo, enjoin, exclude, exclude from, forbid, forswear, frown at, frown down, frown upon, gainsay, grimace at, hold out against, impugn, inhibit, interdict, join issue upon, keep back, levant, look askance at, look black upon, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, not approve, not buy, not consent, not go for, not hear of, not hold with, not pay, not think of, nullify, object, object to, oppose, ostracize, outlaw, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, protest, recant, refuse, refuse consent, refuse to admit, refuse to pay, refute, reject, renounce, repress, repudiate, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, retract, revoke, rule out, say nay, say no, say no to, shut out, stand aloof, stop payment, suppress, taboo, take back, take exception to, take issue with, think ill of, think little of, thumb down, turn down, view with disfavor, vote nay, vote negatively, welsh, withhold
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