Meaning of prevent
Pronunciation: (pri-vent'), [key]
- to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed.
- to hinder or stop from doing something: There is nothing to prevent us from going.
- to act ahead of; forestall.
- to precede.
- to anticipate.
- to interpose a hindrance: He will come if nothing prevents.
- prevent (Thesaurus)