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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Sense: Verb: stop in advance
Synonyms:
avert , avoid , forestall, ward off, stave off, head off, fend off, nip sth in the bud, preempt, pre-empt, preclude , stop , put a stop to
Antonyms:
permit , let , license , sanction , encourage , foster , promote , aid , help , assist , give incentives, egg on, support , back , get behind, motivate, lend a hand

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