Definition of "prevented" []

  • To keep from happening, esp by taking precautionary action (verb)
  • To keep (someone from doing something); hinder; impede (verb)
  • To interpose or act as a hindrance (verb)
  • To anticipate or precede (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of prevent. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "prevented" in a sentence
  • "Beavers has maintained a pleasant demeanor while behind bars but his refusal to reveal his name prevented his release from the Utah County jail, Harris said, and sheriff's deputies spent hours trying to identify him."
  • "It took 100 years to discover that aspirin prevented heart attacks and a couple of decades to discover the many uses of ACE inhibitors in cardiac disease."
  • "The range of diseases that can be prevented is more than impressive."