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synonyms for preventing

  • excessive
  • exorbitant
  • preposterous
  • steep
  • expensive
  • extortionate
  • financial means conditional
  • forbidding
  • high-priced
  • limiting
  • prohibiting
  • proscriptive
  • repressive
  • restraining
  • sky-high
  • suppressive
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antonyms for preventing

MOST RELEVANT
  • cheap
  • inexpensive
  • moderate
  • reasonable
  • sensible
  • unlimited
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How to use preventing in a sentence

This provision also had the effect of preventing the imposition of taxation upon the community by means of railway rates.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Do not dance yourself, when, by so doing, you are preventing a guest from enjoying that pleasure.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The incident serves to show the impossibility of preventing secret correspondence in time of war.
THE SUPPLIES FOR THE CONFEDERATE ARMYCALEB HUSE
As I ran by the side of the excitable fishers, I urged upon one or two of them the wisdom and duty of preventing a conflict.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
There was no change in the policy of preventing relief to paupers not resident within the union.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
There is no change to record in 1871 in the expressed policy of preventing relief to paupers not resident within the union.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
It is, therefore, not easy to determine how much is left of the policy of preventing non-resident relief as such.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
Mollett's theory is that it is better to cut away every inch of deadwood which is not absolutely necessary for preventing leeway.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
My escort also fell at this bridge, but I caught him by the scruff of the neck, thereby preventing him getting into the water.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
I spent most of my time at home, my husband's ill health preventing me from going out at all.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO PREVENTING

  • excessive
  • exorbitant
  • expensive
  • extortionate
  • financial means conditional
  • forbidding
  • high-priced
  • limiting
  • preposterous
  • preventing
  • prohibiting
  • proscriptive
  • repressive
  • restraining
  • sky-high
  • steep
  • suppressive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.