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prevent



verb
1. keep from happening or arising;
make impossible (Freq. 62)
- My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
- Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
Syn:
forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
Derivationally related forms:
preclusion (for: preclude), forestalling (for: forestall), preventive, preventative
Hyponyms:
save, make unnecessary, debar, forefend, forfend,
obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off,
avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder,
stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil,
scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk,
stop, halt, kibosh
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state (Freq. 40)
- We must prevent the cancer from spreading
- His snoring kept me from falling asleep
- Keep the child from eating the marbles
Syn:
keep
Ant:
let
Derivationally related forms:
preventive, preventative, prevention
Hyponyms:
defend, exclude, keep out, shut out, shut,
shut, keep away, blank, impede, hinder,
rain out, wash out
Verb Group:
keep
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
- They prevent him from writing the letter

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