prevent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prɪˈvɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/prɪˈvɛnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pri vent)


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prevent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. prevent [a fire, disaster]
  2. prevent [a disease, an illness]
  3. prevent the spread of [disease] to [others, the rest of the body]
  4. prevent [recurrence, complications]
  5. prevent it (from) happening (again)
  6. prevent further [damage, spread, deterioration, injury]
  7. prevent such [problems, attacks, abuses] from occurring again
  8. prevent unauthorized access (to)
  9. prevent her from [doing, going, seeing, dying]
  10. nothing will prevent her from [doing]
  11. was prevented from [attending, going]
  12. [try, attempt] to prevent
  13. [would, should, could] (help to) prevent
  14. [pills, treatment, measures] to prevent
  15. prevent or [reduce, delay, treat, limit, control, minimize]
  16. can be prevented [through, with] proper [care, attention, maintenance]
  17. can be prevented by a [change, condom, new]
  18. a [new, natural, effective] way of preventing
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