Synonyms & Antonyms : Prevent



Prevent



( Verb )


Who can
prevent us from getting married?

Synonyms:

Anticipate

Avert

Avoid

Balk

Bar

Block

Check

Foil

Frustrate

Hamper

Hinder

Obviate

Preclude

Restrain

Stave off

Thwart

Ward off

Stop

Contextual Examples:

We anticipated their
complaint by writing a full report ourselves.

I tried to
avert my thoughts from the subject.

I just
avoided running over the cat.

His parents
balked at the cost of the guitar he wanted.

Poverty
bars the way to progress.

You must
check the flow of blood from a wound.

Progress has been
hindered by financial difficulties.



Antonyms:

Allow

Encourage

Help

Incite

Permit

Support

Urge

Contextual Examples:

My boss doesn’t
allow me to use the telephone for private calls.

Her parents always
encourage her in her studies.

Please
help me up the stairs with this heavy trunk.

He was accused of
inciting his manager to hold a driving licence.

She is below the
permitted age to hold a driving licence.

The American public stopped
supporting the war in Iraq.

He
urged me to reconsider my decision.




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