What are the opposite words for allow?

Allow is a verb that means to grant permission or give approval for something to happen. However, there are several antonyms, which are words that have opposite meaning to 'allow'. Some of these include refuse, reject, prohibit, prevent, deny, disallow, restrict, forbid, and stop. Refuse is the act of declining or saying no to something. Reject means to turn down or dismiss something. Prohibit and forbid both mean to officially ban or disallow something. Prevent refers to stopping or hindering something from happening. Deny is the act of refusing or rejecting something that was requested. Disallow means to prohibit or forbid something, and restrict means to put limits or controls on something. Finally, stop means to bring something to an end or prevent it from continuing.