• Prevent Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
- (v. t.) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
- (v. t.) To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
- (v. i.) To come before the usual time.
• Preventative Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) That which prevents; -- incorrectly used instead of preventive.
• Preventingly Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) So as to prevent or hinder.