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To stop or keep from happening or continuing
“The group has obtained an injunction to prevent the demolition of the building.”
To disallow, usually through the use of preventative measures
“The website will prevent you from leaving comments if you do not sign in.”
To take action with the intent of hindering someone or something
“Checkpoints were established to prevent the fugitive from having an easy escape route.”
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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