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Prevent meaning

prevent - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
  2. 2. To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
  3. 3. To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
  4. 4. To come before the usual time.
  5. 5. Prevention.

prevent - examples of usage

  1. What's to prevent them?
  2. The ill consequence of which it is now in your power to prevent. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. That was a thing which Ned did not like, but he could not do anything to prevent it. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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