Synonyms for Prevented:


limited (adjective)
obviated (adjective)
blocked, interfered with, interrupted, stopped.


interfered with, interrupted, stopped.


dissuaded (verb)
disinclined, disheartened, daunted, Deflected, Deterred, banned, Derailed, depressed, discouraged, intimidated, Averted, Dissuaded, diverted, admonished, checked, restrained, barred, chilled, Dampened, inhibited.
prohibited (verb)
prohibited, blocked, disapproved, Disallowed, suppressed, outlawed, Curtailed, disqualified, Refused, controlled, Precluded, curbed, oppressed, forbidden, rejected, constrained, restricted, Forbade, Denied.
retained (verb)
preserved, reserved, conserved, Hindered, maintained, held, retained.

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Other relevant words:
stopped, interrupted.

Usage examples for Prevented

  1. This was all that prevented us from assaulting a position with about a hundred and fifty men, which a few minutes later Sedgwick's Division, with five or six thousand, failed to carry. – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley
  2. Every Bishop who wants to speak there is to give notice the day before, but those who wish to speak without having given notice are not to be prevented – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  3. But the System prevented them from so doing. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell