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  Words related to prevent

Related / Similar Words: keep, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer";

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    Hyponyms: defend, restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back, exclude, keep out, shut out, shut, hold, keep away, blank, impede, hinder, rain out, wash out, save, make unnecessary, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, stop, halt, kibosh

     

    Grouped Verbs: keep

     

    Derivational Morphology: prevention, bar, obviation, forestalling, preclusion

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 预防   Dutch: verhinderen  
    Finnish: estää   French: empêcher  
    German: verhindern   Greek: αποτρέπω  
    Hungarian: megakadályozni   Italian: impedire  
    Japanese: 予防   Korean: 막다  
    Malayalam: തടയുക   Portuguese: impedir  
    Russian: предотвращать   Spanish: impedir  
    Swedish: förhindra   Telugu: నివారించు  
     
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