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Definitions of prevent:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb

To stop or hinder, as the approach of a person, or the performance of something; to impede; to obstruct; in old usage, to go before; to anticipate.

part of speech: adjective

Preventable, preventible.

Usage examples for prevent:

  • Who can prevent it? "The Pool in the Desert", Sara Jeanette Duncan
  • Soldiers prevent battles, sometimes. "His Big Opportunity", Amy Le Feuvre
  • What can you do to prevent it? "Down the Slope", James Otis
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