Prevent synonyms and antonyms

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To keep from happening; prevent:
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To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
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To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
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(Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
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Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
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To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.
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To allow; consent to; tolerate
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To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
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To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct.
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To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.
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To make unnecessary
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To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command.
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(Nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.
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The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
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To remove a bud from a plant to prevent flower and fruit from forming.
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A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as a vaccine or drug.
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To prevent; preclude:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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Alternative form of preventive.
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Anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic
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To hold back or keep in check; control:
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Cause means to produce a result.
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To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
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To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
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To confine or restrict with a limit:
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The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
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(Intransitive) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
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To remove objectionable content
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To put into a hamper.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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To seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or interrupt the course of; cut off
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To pass or extend over
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(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
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Guard is defined as to keep safe, protect or cover.
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To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
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To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
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To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
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To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
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To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
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To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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To forbid, prohibit, or decide against:
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To guard; protect.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
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To give courage, hope, or confidence to; embolden; hearten
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To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
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Of or pertaining to prevenience
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To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
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(Idiomatic) To terminate or abolish something.
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To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
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To refrain from divulging:
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To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
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The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
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(Rare) To serve as a contrast to
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(Intransitive) To decelerate; to slow down.
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To or toward an opposite or dissimilar course or outcome:
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(Idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
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Evading or overcoming some protective measure.
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(Intransitive, biology) To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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To keep back or confine by or as by a dam
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(Archaic) To stop up
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To gag is defined as to choke or wretch, or to prevent someone from speaking.
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To caution about certain acts; admonish
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(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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To exclude or rule out; bar.
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To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
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To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
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To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action:
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
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To bar is defined as to keep something from happening or to keep people from entering.
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Prophylaxis is the prevention and treatment of a disease, or a cleaning of teeth in the dental office.
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To check again; confirm by a second check
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To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.
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To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.
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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
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