Synonyms for Prevent:
n.knock something on the head, avoid, get in the way of something, squash. •preclude (noun)
keep from happening, stop from, halt, intercept, circumvent, hold off, arrest, countercheck, debar, turn aside, override, limit, obviate, draw off, ward off, repress, fend off, stave off, nip in the bud, put a stop to.
foreclose, keep, forbid, forestall, preclude.
divert, restrain, dampen, deflect, avert, daunt, admonish, ban, bar, dissuade, deter, depress, derail, check, disincline, discourage, chill, dishearten, inhibit, intimidate.
•keep from happening or continuing (verb)
debar, hold off, Forfend, chill, nip in the bud, restrict, avoid, hinder, halt, prohibit, block, limit, ward off, repress, inhibit, turn aside, avert, forbid, bar, stave off, preclude, intercept, forestall, check, put a stop to, obviate, arrest, restrain.
preclude, disapprove, disallow, control, prohibit, restrict, outlaw, refuse, suppress, disqualify, deny, block, oppress, constrain, forbid, reject, curb, curtail.
hold, conserve, preserve, retain, reserve, maintain, hinder.
stave off, Forfend. avoid, keep from. silence. hold off. disturb, squash. •counteract
debar, prohibit, bar.