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prevent 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/priˈvent/,
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preventing, present participle; prevented, past tense; prevents, 3rd person singular present; prevented, past participle;
  1. Keep (something) from happening or arising
    • - action must be taken to prevent further accidents
  2. Make (someone or something) unable to do something
    • - window locks won't prevent a determined burglar from getting in
  3. (of God) Go before (someone) with spiritual guidance and help


  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. PReVENT is a European automotive industry activity co-funded by the European Commission to contribute to road safety by developing and demonstrating preventive safety applications and technologies.
  4. To stop; to keep (from happening). [from 16th c.]; To take preventative measures. [from 16th c.]; To come before; to precede. [16th-18th c.]; To outdo, surpass. [16th-17th c.]
  5. Program in Ex Vivo Vein Graft Engineering via Transfection; Proliferation Reduction Using Vascular Energy Trial; Prospective Randomized Evaluation of the Vascular Effects of Norvasc Trial
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  7. The defensive formation of three down linemen, and the rest covering the long ball- a D that will prevent you from winning the game because the O will be running a WCO.
  8. To deter; to deflect; to hinder.
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