Synonyms for prevent
- put an end to
- rule out
- ward off
- 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
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREVENT
To put it out of your power to ruin yourself is the only way left to prevent your ruin.
To prevent this, they were planning the capture of Beauséjour.
The ill consequence of which it is now in your power to prevent.
To me it seems that the first thing in regard to money is to prevent it from doing harm.
However, it will not prevent the food from keeping perfectly.
Remove from the fire at once to prevent the egg from curdling.
Care should be exercised in their baking to prevent them from burning.
We must prevent this foolish marriage which he has got into his head, from taking place.
"Whatever she saw she did her best to prevent," said the Princess.
When I realised that I loved him, it was already too late to prevent it.
early 15c., "act in anticipation of," from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire "come before, anticipate, hinder," in Late Latin also "to prevent," from prae "before" (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Originally literal; sense of "anticipate to hinder" was in Latin, but not recorded in English until 1540s.