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8 thoughts on “ Prevent!

  1. To stop a person or thing from being able to do something. Something is preventing the machine from turning off, so the motor is getting overheated.
  2. Take steps to prevent and treat constipation to avoid straining. Seek treatment for any persistent cough. Try to limit the strain of sneezing, and get treated for any allergies.
  3. All the latest breaking news on prevent. Browse The Independent’s complete collection of articles and commentary on prevent.
  4. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English prevent pre‧vent / prɪˈvent / S2 W1 verb [transitive] PREVENT to stop something from happening, or stop someone from doing something The rules are intended to prevent accidents. prevent somebody/something (from) doing something His back injury may prevent him from playing in tomorrow’s game.
  5. Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
  6. Synonyms: prevent, preclude, avert, obviate, forestall These verbs mean to stop or hinder something from happening, especially by advance planning or action.
  7. prevent - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions. Principal Translations: Inglés: Español: prevent [sb] doing [sth], prevent [sb] from doing [sth] v expr verbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stop: [sb] doing [sth]) impedir que alguien haga algo loc verb locución verbal: Unidad.
  8. prevent definition: Prevent is defined as to stop something from happening. (verb) An example of prevent is to seat students a couple of desks away from one another to stop them from copying each other's responses on an exam.

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