Prevent

глагол 1) предотвращать, предупреждать Например: to prevent the spread of disease — предупредить распространение болезни to prevent crime — предупреждать преступность Синоним(ы): guard, stave off, avert, forestall, obviate Антоним(ы): effect, facilitate, permit 2) мешать, препятствовать; оберегать Например: Nothing shall prevent us from reaching our aim! — Ничто не сможет помешать нам достичь цели! 3) устаревшее предшествовать Синоним(ы): precede

Большой англо-русский словарь

Prevent

предохранять, предотвращать, предупреждать, не допускать

Англо-русский словарь компьютерных терминов

Prevent

1) мешать, препятствовать 2) предотвращать, предупреждать 3) предохранять

Англо-русский научно-технический словарь

Prevent

verb Etymology: Middle English, to anticipate, from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire to come before, anticipate, forestall, from prae- + venire to come — more at come transitive verb 1. archaic a. to be in readiness for (as an occasion) b. to meet or satisfy in advance c. to act ahead of d. to go or arrive before 2. to deprive of power or hope of acting or succeeding 3. to keep from happening or existing
Example: steps to prevent war 4. to hold or keep back ; hinder, stop — often used with from intransitive verb to interpose an obstacle • preventability nounpreventable also preventible adjectivepreventer noun Synonyms: prevent, anticipate, forestall mean to deal with beforehand. prevent implies taking advance measures against something possible or probable
Example: measures taken to prevent leaks. anticipate may imply merely getting ahead of another by being a precursor or forerunner or it may imply checking another's intention by acting first
Example: anticipated the question by making a statement. forestall implies a getting ahead so as to stop or interrupt something in its course
Example: hoped to forestall the sale.

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера