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Definition of Prevent


  1. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
  2. To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
  3. To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
  4. To come before the usual time.

Prevent Quotations

Just as we teach our children how to ride a bike, we need to teach them how to navigate social media and make the right moves that will help them. The physical world is similar to the virtual world in many cases. It's about being aware. We can prevent many debacles if we're educated.
Amy Jo Martin

There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.
Jan Schakowsky

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel

I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family.
Jose Rizal

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.
Alan Dershowitz
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Prevent Translations

prevent in Afrikaans is voorkom
prevent in Danish is hindre, forhindre
prevent in Dutch is beletten, verhinderen, verhoeden
prevent in German is vorbeugen, verhindern, verhindern
prevent in Italian is troncare, prevenire, impedire
prevent in Latin is impedo
prevent in Spanish is impedir, retener, molestar, cautelar, prevenir
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