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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prevent \Pre*vent"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Prevented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preventing}.] [L. praevenire, praeventum; prae before + venire to come. See {Come}.]

1. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct. [Obs.]

We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. --1 Thess. iv. 15.

We pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us. --Bk. of Common Prayer.

Then had I come, preventing Sheba's queen. --Prior.

2. To be beforehand with; to anticipate. [Obs.]

Their ready guilt preventing thy commands. --Pope.

3. To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart. "This vile purpose to prevent." --Shak.

Perhaps forestalling night prevented them. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prevent \Pre*vent"\, verb (used without an object) To come before the usual time. [Obs.]

Strawberries . . . will prevent and come early. --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

prevent

verb

1: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project" [syn: {prevent}, {forestall}, {foreclose}, {preclude}, {forbid}]

2: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles" [syn: {prevent}, {keep}] [ant: {allow}, {let}, {permit}]


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