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  • verbkeep from happening or continuing
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Synonyms for prevent

verb keep from happening or continuing
  • avert
  • avoid
  • bar
  • block
  • counter
  • forbid
  • forestall
  • halt
  • hamper
  • hinder
  • impede
  • inhibit
  • limit
  • preclude
  • prohibit
  • put an end to
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • rule out
  • stop
  • thwart
  • ward off
  • anticipate
  • arrest
  • baffle
  • balk
  • check
  • chill
  • cool
  • cork
  • counteract
  • dam
  • debar
  • foil
  • forfend
  • frustrate
  • intercept
  • interdict
  • interrupt
  • obstruct
  • obviate
  • repress
  • retard
  • defend against
  • head off
  • hold back
  • hold off
  • keep lid on
  • nip in the bud
  • put a stop to
  • shut out
  • stave off
  • turn aside

Antonyms for prevent

  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • open
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • abet
  • heat
  • liberate
  • warm
  • cause
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to prevent

anticipate

verb. act in advance of

arrest

verb. stop or slow

balk

verb. thwart
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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