Definition Prevent

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Definition

to prevent (somebody) from (doing something): to stop, to block (somebody) from (doing something)
verb
Note: This construction requires a verb in the ING form (when followed by a verb):

I'm trying to prevent him from resigning by offering a pay rise.
My research is on preventing cancer.

to prevent: to stop, to avoid, to block
verb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Eating fresh fruit is supposed to prevent cancer.
US: My wife prevented me from going to the strip club.

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