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prevent as in keep from happening or arising
  • "make impossible"
  • "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
  • "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"


  • forestallkeep from happening or arising; act in advance of
  • foreclosekeep from happening or arising; subject to foreclosing procedures
  • precludekeep from happening or arising; make impossible, especially beforehand
  • forbidcommand against; keep from happening or arising
prevent as in stop (someone or something) 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"


  • keepthe financial means whereby one lives; the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ; a cell in a jail or prison ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; retain possession of; stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; conform one's action or practice to; stick to correctly or closely; look after; maintain by writing regular records; supply with room and board; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; supply with necessities and support; fail to spoil or rot; behave as expected during of holidays or rites; maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; raise; retain rights to; store or keep customarily; have as a supply; maintain for use and service; hold and prevent from leaving; prevent the action or expression of; prevent (food) from rotting