HyperDic: prevent

English > 2 senses of the word prevent:
VERBsocialprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidkeep from happening / happening or arising
socialprevent, keepstop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
prevent > pronunciation
Soundsprihveh'nt; priyveh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > prevent: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningKeep from happening / happening or arising; make impossible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsforestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
Narrowerdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
inhibitLimit the range or extent of
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
save, make unnecessarymake unnecessary an expenditure or effort
stop, halt, block, kiboshStop from happening / happening or developing
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Spanishestorbar, evitar, impedir, imposibilitar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalandestorbar, evitar, impedir, impossibilitar, prevenir, prohibir
Adjectivespreventive, preventativetending to prevent or hinder
English > prevent: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey prevent him from writing the letter
Example"We must prevent the cancer from spreading"
NarrowerblankKeep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
defendBe on the defensive
exclude, keep out, shut out, shutprevent from entering
holdKeep from departing
impede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
keep awayprevent from coming close
rain out, wash outprevent or interrupt due to rain
restrainPrevent (someone or something) from doing something
restrictPrevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed
Oppositelet, allow, permitmake it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen / happen
Similar tokeephold and prevent from leaving
Spanishentrabar, evitar, impedir, prevenir
Catalanevitar, impedir, prevenir
Adjectivespreventive, preventativetending to prevent or hinder
Nounspreventionthe act of preventing / preventing

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