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What is another word for prevent?

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To stop or keep from happening or continuing
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“The group has obtained an injunction to prevent the demolition of the building.”
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To disallow, usually through the use of preventative measures
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“The website will prevent you from leaving comments if you do not sign in.”
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To take action with the intent of hindering someone or something
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“Checkpoints were established to prevent the fugitive from having an easy escape route.”
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To discourage or dissuade someone from doing something
“My dad would do his best to prevent me from going to the concert.”
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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To forgo, or prevent oneself from doing, something
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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To bring to an end or prevent from continuing
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To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block (an opening, a portion of an image, etc.
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To provide assuagement or palliation to
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