prevent  

  • Pronunciation of prevent: P R IH0 V EH1 N T

  • Number of syllables of prevent: 2

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  • 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"  

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