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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 refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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(of an action or operation) To bring to an end or prevent from continuing
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To refuse or be unwilling to allow or grant
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To obstruct (proposed legislation) with a filibuster
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Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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To interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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To provide assuagement or palliation to
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To turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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Rid of; clean out
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