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  Definition of prevent
  1. 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"
  2. keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
Similar Words: keep, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

 

Hyponyms: defend, restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back, exclude, keep out, shut out, shut, hold, keep away, blank, impede, hinder, rain out, wash out, save, make unnecessary, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, stop, halt, kibosh

 

Grouped Verbs: keep

 

Derivational Morphology: prevention, bar, obviation, forestalling, preclusion

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 预防   Dutch: verhinderen  
Finnish: estää   French: empêcher  
German: verhindern   Greek: αποτρέπω  
Hungarian: megakadályozni   Italian: impedire  
Japanese: 予防   Korean: 막다  
Malayalam: തടയുക   Portuguese: impedir  
Russian: предотвращать   Spanish: impedir  
Swedish: förhindra   Telugu: నివారించు  
 
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