Pronunciation of prevent: P R IH0 V EH1 N T
Number of syllables of prevent: 2
Pronunciation Video of prevent
Definition of prevent
- (v): prevent 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"
- (v): keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"