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PReVENT

PReVENT

WordNet



verb


(1)   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"
(2)   Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
"Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
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Etymology


From , from , perfect passive participle of , from + .

Verb



  1. To stop; to keep (from happening).
  2. To come before; to precede.