Complete Definition of "prevent"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/pɹəˈvɛnt/
SAMPA|/[email protected]"vEnt/
AHD|/prə-věnt'/
audio|en-us-prevent.ogg|Audio (US)
:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛnt|-ɛnt

Etymology
From L. præventus (past participle of prævenire "præ + venire").

Verb
en-verb

  1. To stop; to keep (from happening).
  2. To come before ; to preceed (obsolete) from Latin praevenire - to come before.

Derived terms
preventative
prevention
preventive

Translations
trans-top|to keep from happening
Arabic: Arab|منع IPAchar|(mánaʕa)
Chinese: 预防 (yùfáng)
Czech: bránit, zabránit
Dutch: verhinderen
Finnish: estää, ehkäistä
French: empêcher
German: verhindern
Greek: αποτρέπω (apotrépo)
Hungarian: megakadályozni
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Italian: impedire
Japanese: 予防する (よぼうする, yobō suru)
Korean: 막다 (makda), 방해하다 (banghaehada)
Malayalam: തടയുക (thatayuka)
Portuguese: impedir
Russian: предотвращать (predotvraščát’)
Spanish: impedir, prevenir
Swedish: förhindra
Telugu: నివారించు (nivaariMchu)
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