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We found 41 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word prevent:
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General dictionaries General (33 matching dictionaries)
  1. prevent: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. prevent: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. prevent: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. prevent: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. prevent: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. prevent: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Prevent, prevent: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. prevent: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. prevent: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. prevent: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. prevent: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. prevent: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Prevent, prevent: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. prevent: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. prevent: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. prevent: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. PReVENT, Prevent: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Prevent: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. prevent: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. prevent: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. prevent: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. prevent: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Prevent: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  24. prevent: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. prevent: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  26. prevent: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. prevent: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. prevent: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. prevent: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. Prevent: World Wide Words [home, info]
  31. prevent: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. PREVENT: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prevent: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prevent: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. PREVENT: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. PREVENT: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. PREVENT: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  3. prevent: Idioms [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. PREVENT: Glossary of Biblical English of the Authorised Version of the HOLY BIBLE [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (prevent)

verb:  prevent from doing something or being in a certain state ("We must prevent the cancer from spreading")
verb:  keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing

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Phrases that include prevent:   brady center to prevent gun violence, brady campaign to prevent gun violence, helps prevent, prevent access to by barricading, prevent from being discovered, more...

Words similar to prevent:   forbid, foreclose, forestall, keep, preclude, preventability, preventable, prevented, preventer, preventible, preventing, avert, bar, deter, estop, stop, more...

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