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Prevent

Pre`vent´
v. t.1.To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
[imp. & p. p. Prevented; p. pr. & vb. n. Preventing.]
We pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us.
- Bk. of Common Prayer.
2.To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
3.To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
v. i.1.To come before the usual time.
Strawberries . . . will prevent and come early.
- Bacon.
Verb1.prevent - keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
2.prevent - 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"
Synonyms: keep
Antonyms:
allow, let, permit - make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
abort, anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, baffle, balk, ban, bar, control, curb, dam, debar, deflect, delay, deny, disallow, discourage, dishearten, embargo, enjoin, estop, exclude, exclude from, fend, fend off, foil, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, hamper, inhibit, intercept, interdict, keep from, keep off, mitigate, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, refuse, reject, repel, repress, restrain, retard, rule out, save, say no to, shut out, stave off, suppress, taboo, thwart, turn aside, ward, ward off
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