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Definition of Prevent

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

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

Although one of the key justifications for the Vietnam war was to prevent the spread of communism, the U.S. defeat was to produce nothing of the kind: apart from the fact that Cambodia and Laos became embroiled, the effects were essentially confined to Vietnam.
Martin Jacques

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Stephen Hawking

If I'm with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I'm with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you're supposed to have a role. You're not allowed to just be yourself.
Candace Bushnell

I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
Ray Bradbury
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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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