Part of speech: verb

To stop in advance; hinder; check; restrain.

Part of speech: verb

To take precautionary measures.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "prevent":

  1. " Yes, that's true; it will be all right if I can prevent it getting any worse. - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
  2. Self- respect, if nothing else, would prevent his even speaking another word to her that night. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. I couldn't prevent it, Mr. Krogstad. - "A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen.