prɪˈvent гл.
1) предотвращать, предупреждать to prevent the spread of diseaseпредупредить распространение болезни to prevent crime ≈ предупреждать преступность Syn : guard, stave off, avert, forestall, obviate, preclude Ant : effect, facilitate, permit
2) мешать, не допускать;
оберегать (from - от) Nothing shall prevent us from reaching our aim! ≈ Ничто не сможет помешать нам достичь цели!
3) перегонять, опережать;
превосходить редк. Syn : precede;
outrun, outstrip предотвращать, предупреждать;
предохранять - to * a disaster предотвратить несчастье - to * the spread of disease предупредить распространение болезни - to * crime предупреждать преступность (часто from) мешать, препятствовать, не допускать - to * the war не допустить развязывания войны - my cold *s me from going out из-за простуды я не могу выйти из дому - nothing shall * me from doing my duty ничто не помешает мне выполнить (мой) долг - a sense of delicacy *ed me from speaking my mind из деликатность я не смог высказаться откровенно (религия) (устаревшее) вести, руководить, направлять (устаревшее) предупреждать (желание, вопросы и т. п.) (устаревшее) предшествовать prevent мешать, препятствовать, не допускать ~ мешать, препятствовать (from - чему-л.) ;
не допускать ~ мешать ~ предотвращать, предохранять, предупреждать ~ предотвращать ~ предохранять ~ предупреждать ~ препятствовать

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • Prevent — Pre*vent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prevented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preventing}.] [L. praevenire, praeventum; prae before + venire to come. See {Come}.] 1. To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevent — I verb arrest, avert, avoid, baffle, balk, bar, block, check, checkmate, circumvent, contest, counter, counteract, countercheck, cut off, debar, defeat, deflect, delay, detain, deter, discourage, estop, fend off, foil, forbid, foreclose,… …   Law dictionary

  • prevent — pre‧vent [prɪˈvent] verb [transitive] to stop something happening, or someone doing something: • government regulators working to prevent fraud prevent somebody/​something (from) doing something • The region s huge economic problems will prevent… …   Financial and business terms

  • prevent — [prē vent′, privent′] vt. [ME preventen < L praeventus, pp. of praevenire, to anticipate < prae , before (see PRE ) + venire, to COME] 1. Obs. a) to act in anticipation of (an event or a fixed time) b) to anticipate (a need, objection,… …   English World dictionary

  • Prevent — Pre*vent , v. i. To come before the usual time. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Strawberries . . . will prevent and come early. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevent — (v.) early 15c., to act in anticipation of, from L. praeventus, pp. of praevenire come before, anticipate, hinder, in L.L. also to prevent, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + venire to come (see VENUE (Cf. venue)). Originally literal; sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prevent — [v] keep from happening or continuing anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, baffle, balk, bar, block, check, chill*, cool, cork, counter, counteract, dam, debar, defend against, foil, forbid, forestall, forfend, frustrate, halt, hamper, head off,… …   New thesaurus

  • prevent — ► VERB 1) keep from happening or arising. 2) stop (someone) from doing something. ● prevention is better than cure Cf. ↑prevention is better than cure DERIVATIVES preventable adjective prevention …   English terms dictionary

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