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synonyms for prevents

  • 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 prevents

MOST RELEVANT
  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • open
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • abet
  • heat
  • liberate
  • warm
  • cause
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How to use prevents in a sentence

Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
This mode of learning promotes attention and prevents mind-wandering.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
With nervous children the lobe of the ear is preferable, as it prevents their seeing what is being done.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
This is what makes nomads of the Savages, and prevents them from remaining long in one place.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The cock springs out of its seat when water gets into the cylinder, and prevents any mischief from the velocity of the fly-wheel.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
What keeps you so deeply engaged, Clitiphon, in the innermost corner of your residence, that prevents you from seeing me?
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
If I am sometimes long in replying it is on the score of health, which prevents me and even sends me to bed for many days.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
The court does not satisfy a man, but it prevents him from being satisfied with anything else.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
This prevents the lowest ring from settling while those above remain in position, which would cause an ugly fissure.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
I am at a pitch of discontent with fiction in all its form—or my forms—that prevents me being able to be even interested.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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