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On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prevent, such as: avert, avoid, bar, block, counter, and forbid.

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How to use prevent in a sentence

  • In 1956, Balenciaga and Givenchy banned the press from viewing their collections for a month to prevent counterfeiting.

  • The NRA opposed a new California law that will help prevent gun deaths, homicides and suicides both.

    The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa | John Feinblatt | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The exertions of the city authorities, who had notice of the meditated riot, were unable to prevent or quell it.

  • To prevent intruders or extruders from withdrawing his mind from the text, he exercises the Inhibitory function of the Attention.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • This may be called the first day of the revolution, although the object of the meeting was to prevent such a catastrophe.

  • Tom held to his strange belief to 'Let it all come,' he would not try to prevent; he would neither shirk nor dodge.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • He used every artifice to prevent a collision between the French and Neapolitan troops.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison

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