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Spell Check of prevent

Correct spelling: prevent

Common misspellings for prevent:

  • provent (27%)
  • pervent (24%)
  • prvent (11%)
  • preven (6%)
  • prevet (5%)
  • pevent (3%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for prevent:

  1. The original sense of prevent, to come before, act in advance of, which is now practically obsolete, was still in good use when the authorized version of the Bible was made, as appears in such passages as, " When Peter was come into the house, Jesus prevented him" ( i. e., addressed him first), Matt. xvii, 25; " Thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness" ( i. e., by sending the blessings before the desire is formulated or expressed), Ps. xxi, 3. Anticipate is now the only single word usable in this sense; to forestall is to take or act in advance in one's own behalf and to the prejudice of another or others, as in the phrase " to forestall the market." But to anticipate is very frequently used in the favorable sense; as, his thoughtful kindness anticipated my wish ( i. e., met the wish before it was expressed): or we say, " I was about to accost him when he anticipated me" ( by speaking first); or one anticipates a payment ( by making it before the time); in neither of these cases could we use forestall or prevent. To obviate ( literally, to stop the way of or remove from the way), is to prevent by interception, so that something that would naturally withstand or disturb may be kept from doing so; to preclude, ( literally, to close or shut in advance) is to prevent by anticipation or by logical necessity; walls and bars precluded the possibility of escape; a supposition is precluded; a necessity or difficulty is obviated. Prevent, which at first had only the anticipatory meaning, has come to apply to the stopping of an action at any stage, the completion or conclusion only being thought of as negatived by anticipation; the enemy passed the outworks and were barely prevented from capturing the fortress. Compare HINDER; PROHIBIT.
  2. Pour on it sufficient milk to prevent its burning, and let it boil ten minutes.
  3. It won't prevent my being married to Sam; and Sam says he is glad she is not coming.