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Definitions of prevent

  1. To stop in advance; hinder; check; restrain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. To be beforehand with; to anticipate. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To come before the usual time. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To take precautionary measures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To stop or hinder, as the approach of a person, or the performance of something; to impede; to obstruct; in old usage, to go before; to anticipate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Preventer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Prevention. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Preventable, preventible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Preventable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for prevent

  1. " I put you here to prevent anyone from coming here, and you did not watch. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  2. That hope alone would prevent her death. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
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