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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

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
Thomas Jefferson

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Albert Einstein

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Maya Angelou

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein

I think that that's the wisest thing - to prevent illness before we try to cure something.
Maya Angelou
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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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