- To stop; to keep (from happening).
- To come before ; to preceed (obsolete) from Latin praevenire - to come before.
Etymology: From príventus (past participle of prívenire "prí + venire").
- Dutch: verhinderen
- French: empíªcher
- German: verhindern
- Italian: impedire
Spanish: impedir, prevenir
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