• (verb): Prevent from doing something or being in a certain state.
    Example: "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"
    Synonyms: keep
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on prevent:

Stachys Officinalis - Folklore
... It was planted in churchyards to prevent activity by ghosts ... The Anglo Saxon Herbal recommends its use to prevent bad dreams ... A Welsh charm prescribes- to prevent dreaming, take the leaves of betony, and hang about your neck, or else drink the juice on going to bed ...
RK Prevent
... Rokometni Klub Prevent (English Handball Club Prevent), commonly referred to as RK Prevent or simply Prevent, was a team handball club from Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia ...
Chrysomya Bezziana - Public Concern
... decaying organic matter, such as trash, decaying plants or excreta will prevent the flies from being attracted to the patient’s residence, and in turn, the patient ... Caretakers should also practice good hygiene themselves to prevent bringing a screwworm with them ... Wounds should be cleaned and dressed properly to prevent infestation of the fly, as C ...
Moral Rights - In The United States - Visual Artists Rights Act
... the following rights right to claim authorship right to prevent the use of one's name on any work the author did not create right to prevent use of one's name on any work that has been ...
Antiparkinson - Examples
... Precursors (Preferred over other medications to prevent undesirable sympathomimetic side effects) Phenylalanine Tyrosine L-DOPA Selective monoamine oxidase B inhibitors (To ... Benzatropine) to prevent hyperkinesia ...

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Famous quotes containing the word prevent:

    We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)

    The dignity to be sought in death is the appreciation by others of what one has been in life,... that proceeds from a life well lived and from the acceptance of one’s own death as a necessary process of nature.... It is also the recognition that the real event taking place at the end of our life is our death, not the attempts to prevent it.
    Sherwin B. Nuland (b. 1930)

    We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.
    Philip Dunne (1908–1992)