Banquet tables were bedecked with orchids, candles, and sandalwood fans to prevent sweating in eveningwear.
Police and firefighters are exempt from right to work due to special collective-bargaining rights that prevent strikes.
This can lead to the very heart attack that placing the stent was trying to prevent.
Both states are in the news these past few weeks for trying to prevent women from getting health care at Planned Parenthood.
They did not write the laws that prevent their town government from acting against guns.
This will damage the thread and prevent the nut from turning loose.
There is nothing to prevent her from coming about and running back to Jacksonville.
Elevations of stones, stakes, and other material, to prevent inundations.
Before they could get the gasket off, I had to port the helm to prevent striking the other steamer.
The leads may be covered with tape to prevent any short circuit.
early 15c., "act in anticipation of," from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire "come before, anticipate, hinder," in Late Latin also "to prevent," from prae "before" (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Originally literal; sense of "anticipate to hinder" was in Latin, but not recorded in English until 1540s.