Another Word For PREVENT


Verb : (transitive) To prevent, delay or hinder something by taking precautionary or anticipatory measures; to avert.

Verb : (transitive) To preclude or bar from happening, render impossible.

Verb : (archaic) To purchase the complete supply of a good, particularly foodstuffs, in order to charge a monopoly price.


Verb : (transitive) Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.


Verb : (transitive) To disallow; to proscribe.

Verb : (ditransitive) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command.

Verb : (transitive) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command.


Verb : To continue in (a course or mode of action); not to intermit or fall from; to uphold or maintain.

Verb : To remain faithful to a given promise or word.

Verb : To maintain possession of.


Verb : (transitive, law) To repossess a mortgaged property whose owner has failed to make the necessary payments; used with on.

Verb : (transitive, law) To cut off (a mortgager) by a judgment of court from the power of redeeming the mortgaged premises.

Verb : (transitive, originally) To shut up or out; to prevent from doing something.


Verb : (transitive) To anticipate and prevent or bypass (something which would otherwise have been necessary or required).

Verb : (transitive) To avoid (a future problem or difficult situation).


Noun : The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.

Noun : (medicine) Any measure intended to limit health-related risks (such as information campaigns, vaccination, early diagnosis etc.).

Noun : (obsolete) The act of going, or state of being, before.


Adjective : Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.

Adjective : Carried out to deter military aggression.

Adjective : Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.


Verb : (transitive) To turn aside or away.

Verb : (transitive) To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of.

Verb : (intransitive, archaic) To turn away.


Verb : (transitive, archaic) To hold back, to restrain (someone or something).

Verb : (reflexive, archaic) To show restraint; to hold oneself back.

Verb : (transitive, now rare) To repress (a desire, emotion etc.); to check or curb.


Verb : (transitive) To bar (someone or something) from entering; to keep out.

Verb : (transitive) To expel; to put out.

Verb : (transitive) To omit from consideration.


Verb : (transitive) To exclude or shut out; to bar.

Verb : (transitive) To hinder or prevent.

Verb : (US, law, transitive) To prohibit (a person or company that has been convicted of criminal acts in connection with a government program) from future participation in that program.


Verb : (transitive) To try not to meet or communicate with (a person); to shun

Verb : (transitive) To stay out of the way of (something harmful).

Verb : to keep away from; to keep clear of; to stay away from


Verb : (transitive) To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.

Verb : (transitive, by extension) To check; to keep back.

Verb : To press again.


Noun : The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.

Noun : (law, obsolete) The act of annulling; annulment.

Noun : (obsolete) The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant, specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.


Verb : (transitive, formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.


Verb : (transitive) To avoid, especially persistently; ostracize.

Verb : (transitive) To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).

Verb : (transitive) To screen, hide.


Verb : (transitive) To prevent something from happening.

Verb : (transitive) To persuade someone not to do something; to discourage.

Verb : (transitive) To distract someone from something.


Verb : (transitive) To hold in or hold back; to keep in check; restrain.

Verb : (Philippines) To recuse.


Noun : Avoidance.


Verb : (intransitive) To cease moving.

Verb : (intransitive) Not to continue.

Verb : (transitive) To cause (something) to cease moving or progressing.


Noun : The act by which something is banned; a prohibition.

Noun : A surname.

Noun : A city in Riverside County, California, United States.


Verb : (transitive) To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

Verb : (transitive) To withstand the actions of.

Verb : (intransitive) To oppose; to refuse to accept.


Verb : (transitive) To forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit.


Verb : (transitive) To make ineligible for something.

Verb : (transitive) To exclude from consideration by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.


Noun : An act of prohibiting, forbidding, disallowing, or proscribing something.

Noun : A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.

Noun : A period of time when specific socially disapproved consumables are considered controlled substances.


Verb : (transitive) To take something away from (someone) and keep it away; to deny someone something.

Verb : (transitive) To degrade (a clergyman) from office.

Verb : (transitive) To bereave.


Verb : (transitive, law) To make legally invalid.

Verb : To prevent from happening.

Verb : To make of no use or value; to cancel out.


Verb : To impede or bar by estoppel.

Verb : To stop up, to plug


Verb : To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.

Verb : To restrain or repress, such as laughter or an expression.

Verb : (psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.


Noun : The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

Noun : The precise movement and positioning of actors in order to facilitate a performance (originally planned using miniature blocks).

Noun : Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.


Verb : (transitive) To get in the way of; to hinder.


Verb : (transitive) To make difficult to accomplish; to act as an obstacle; to frustrate.

Verb : (transitive, intransitive) To delay or impede; to keep back, to prevent.

Verb : (transitive, obsolete) To cause harm.


Verb : (transitive) To convince not to try or do.


Verb : To refuse to allow

Verb : To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper

Verb : (UK, law, historical) to overrule a colonial legislation by the sovereign-in-privy council


Noun : A hindrance; that which impedes or obstructs progress.

Noun : A disability, especially one affecting the hearing or speech.

Noun : (chiefly in the plural) Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta.


Noun : Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.

Noun : The state or act of hindering something


Verb : (transitive) To cause to fail; to frustrate, to prevent.

Verb : (transitive, obsolete) To place (something) across (another thing); to position crosswise.

Verb : (transitive, also figuratively, obsolete) To hinder or obstruct by placing (something) in the way of; to block, to impede, to oppose.


Verb : (transitive) To disallow or reject.

Verb : (transitive) To assert that something is not true.

Verb : (ditransitive) To refuse to give or grant something to someone.


Noun : Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress, either physically or figuratively


Adjective : Alternative form of preventive [Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.]

Noun : Alternative form of preventive [(dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.]


Verb : To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle. See synonyms at block.

Verb : To impede, retard, or interfere with; hinder.

Verb : To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.


Verb : (transitive) To control or keep in check.

Verb : (transitive) To deprive of liberty.

Verb : (transitive) To restrict or limit.


Verb : (transitive) To delete.

Verb : (transitive) To move something or someone from one place to another, especially to take away.

Verb : (obsolete, formal) To replace a dish within a course.


Verb : To dig underneath (something), to make a passage for destructive or military purposes; to sap.

Verb : (figuratively) To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage.

Verb : To erode the base or foundation of something, e.g. by the action of water.


Verb : (transitive) To get away from by cunning; to avoid by using dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to cleverly escape from

Verb : (transitive) To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.

Verb : (intransitive) To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.


Verb : (transitive) To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower.

Verb : (intransitive) To lose weight.

Verb : (transitive) To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.


Verb : (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.

Verb : (transitive, slang) To kill (a person or animal).

Verb : (transitive, intransitive, physiology) To excrete (waste products).


Verb : (transitive) to avoid or get around something; to bypass

Verb : (transitive) to surround or besiege

Verb : (transitive) to outwit or outsmart


Verb : (intransitive) To get free; to free oneself.

Verb : (transitive) To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.

Verb : (intransitive) To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.


Verb : (transitive) To remove the fuse from (a bomb, etc.).

Verb : (transitive, figuratively) To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile.

Verb : (obsolete) To disorder; to make shapeless.


Verb : (intransitive) To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.

Verb : (intransitive, physics) (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed.

Verb : (mostly of horses) To strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.


Noun : The act of one who denies something; a denial.


Verb : (transitive) To make (something) smaller or as small as possible; shrink; reduce.

Verb : (transitive) To relegate or assign (something) to a less insignificant status; diminish.

Verb : (computing, transitive, graphical user interface) To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.


Verb : (transitive) To turn aside from a course.

Verb : (transitive) To distract.

Verb : (transitive) To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention)


Verb : To restrain within boundaries; to limit; to confine

Verb : (specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.


Verb : To attempt to stop the progression of; to resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against.

Verb : To object to.

Verb : To present or set up in opposition; to pose.


Verb : (transitive) To divert the attention of.

Verb : (transitive) To make crazy or insane; to drive to distraction.


Verb : To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.

Verb : To nullify or cause to be ineffective.

Verb : To be negative; bring or cause negative results.


Verb : To have a contrary or opposing effect or force on

Verb : To deliberately act in opposition to, to thwart or frustrate


Verb : (US) To put in jeopardy, to threaten.


Verb : (transitive) To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressuring; to compel; to oblige.

Verb : (transitive) To keep within close bounds; to confine.

Verb : (transitive) To reduce a result in response to limited resources.


Verb : (transitive, intransitive) To avoid (something) by moving suddenly out of the way.

Verb : (transitive, figuratively) To avoid; to sidestep.

Verb : (archaic) To go hither and thither.


Verb : (transitive) To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound, to set boundaries.

Verb : (mathematics, intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set.

Verb : (obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.


Verb : To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.

Verb : To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.

Verb : To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.


Verb : (intransitive) To take care of oneself; to take responsibility for one's own well-being.

Verb : (rare, except as "fend for oneself") To defend, to take care of (typically construed with for); to block or push away (typically construed with off).


Verb : (transitive) To turn something around so that it faces the opposite direction or runs in the opposite sequence.

Verb : (transitive) To turn something inside out or upside down.

Verb : (transitive) To transpose the positions of two things.


Verb : (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.

Verb : (transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.


Verb : (transitive) To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of.

Verb : (intransitive) To prevail.

Verb : (transitive) To recover from (a difficulty), to get over


Verb : (transitive) To overcome in battle or contest.

Verb : (transitive) To reduce, to nothing, the strength of.

Verb : (transitive) To nullify


Verb : (transitive) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject.

Verb : (transitive) To persuade somebody not to do (something).


Verb : (intransitive, copulative) To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.

Verb : (intransitive) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.

Verb : (intransitive, copulative) To remain motionless.


Verb : (intransitive) To be unsuccessful.

Verb : (transitive) Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (Usage note: The direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.)

Verb : (transitive) To neglect.


Verb : (transitive, obsolete) To cut short the tail of an animal

Verb : (transitive) To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.

Verb : (transitive, figuratively) To limit or restrict, keep in check.


Verb : To contradict, oppose.

Verb : (boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.

Verb : To take action in response to; to respond.


Verb : Alternative spelling of combatting: present participle of combat


Verb : (transitive) To weaken; to affect negatively; to have a diminishing effect on.

Verb : (intransitive, archaic) To grow worse; to deteriorate.


Adjective : Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution

Noun : (obsolete) A precaution.


Verb : (transitive) To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.

Verb : (transitive) To hinder or thwart.

Verb : (transitive) To cause stress or annoyance.


Verb : (transitive) To grasp or grip.

Verb : (transitive) To contain or store.

Verb : (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.


Verb : (transitive) To provide or serve as a remedy for.


Verb : (transitive) To throw into confusion or disorder.

Verb : (transitive) To interrupt or impede.

Verb : (transitive) To improve a product or service in ways that displace an established one and surprise the market.


Verb : (transitive) To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

Verb : (soccer) To give a yellow card


Verb : (intransitive) To desist; to stop; to refrain.

Verb : (intransitive) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.

Verb : (transitive) To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy.


Verb : (defective, transitive, intransitive) To use caution, pay attention to (used both with and without of).


Verb : (intransitive) To contend in physical conflict, either singly or in war, battle etc.

Verb : (reciprocal) To contend in physical conflict with each other, either singly or in war, battle etc.

Verb : (intransitive) To strive for something; to campaign or contend for success.


Verb : (transitive) To ward off attacks against; to fight to protect; to guard.

Verb : (transitive) To support by words or writing; to vindicate, talk in favour of.

Verb : (transitive, law) To make legal defence of; to represent (the accused).


Verb : (transitive, obsolete) To summon; to call out.

Verb : (transitive) To anathematize; to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; to place under a ban.

Verb : (transitive) To curse; to execrate.


Verb : (transitive) To exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of.

Verb : (transitive, statistics) (construed with for) To design (an experiment) so that the effects of one or more variables are reduced or eliminated.

Verb : (transitive, archaic) to verify the accuracy of (something or someone, especially a financial account) by comparison with another account


Verb : (transitive, intransitive) To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.

Verb : (travel, aviation) To book a passenger on a later flight if there is a chance they will not be able to board their earlier reserved flight.


Verb : To give warning to.


Verb : (transitive) To hold inside.

Verb : (transitive) To include as a part.

Verb : (transitive) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.


Verb : (intransitive) To limp; move with a limping gait.

Verb : (intransitive) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; hesitate; be uncertain; linger; delay; mammer.

Verb : (intransitive) To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection with ideas, or in measure, or in versification.


Noun : The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.

Noun : Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.

Noun : A surname.


Adjective : Forbidden; not allowed.


Verb : (transitive) To make (someone) aware of impending danger, evil, etc.

Verb : (transitive) To notify or inform (someone, about something).

Verb : (transitive) To summon (someone) to or inform of a formal meeting or duty.


Verb : (transitive) To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have.

Verb : (transitive) To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.

Verb : (transitive) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct.


Verb : (transitive) To fight; to struggle against.

Verb : (intransitive) To fight (with); to struggle for victory (against).


Noun : Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

Noun : One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.

Noun : A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.


Verb : Negates the meaning of the modified verb.

Verb : To no degree.

Verb : (understatement, litotes) Used to indicate the opposite or near opposite, often in a form of understatement.

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