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Another word for prevent

  1. To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

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Another word for prevent


Synonym Study

  • Avert suggests a warding off of imminent danger or misfortune hoping that diplomacy would avert war
  • Obviate suggests the preventing of some unfavorable outcome by taking necessary anticipatory measures her frankness obviated objections
  • Preclude implies making impossible by shutting off every possibility of occurrence locked doors precluded my escape
  • Forestall suggests advance action to stop something in its course or make it ineffective try to forestall their questions
  • To prevent is to stop or keep from happening or doing, as by some prior action or by interposing an obstacle or impediment to prevent disease, to prevent them from leaving