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    prevent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prevent

    Definition
    (verb) keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    Synonyms : forbid , foreclose , forestall , preclude
    Example Sentence
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
    Definition
    (verb) stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    Synonyms : keep
    Example Sentence
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles
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