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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
prevent
Definition:
To hinder: to obviate.

Synonyms:

noun
preclude
arrest, circumvent, countercheck, debar, draw off, fend off, halt, hold off, intercept, limit, obviate, override, repress, stave off, ward off, turn aside, keep from happening, nip in the bud, put a stop to, stop from.
prevent
forbid, foreclose, forestall, keep, preclude.
verb
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, daunt, deflect, depress, derail, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, restrain.
keep from happening or continuing
anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, baffle, balk, bar, block, check, chill, cool, cork, counter, counteract, dam, debar, foil, forbid, forestall, frustrate, halt, hamper, head off, hinder, hold back, hold off, impede, inhibit, intercept, interdict, interrupt, limit, obstruct, obviate, preclude, prohibit, repress, restrain, restrict, rule out, shut out, stave off, stop, thwart, ward off, Forfend, turn aside, retard, put an end to, nip in the bud, put a stop to, defend against, keep lid on.
prohibit
block, constrain, control, curb, curtail, deny, disallow, disapprove, disqualify, forbid, oppress, outlaw, preclude, prohibit, refuse, reject, restrict, suppress.
retain
conserve, hinder, hold, maintain, preserve, reserve, retain.
social
keep, prevent.
Examples of usage:
  1. No one could prevent their going. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  2. You must not prevent my going to Ostrowko." – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  3. But I know something which will prevent that." – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  4. That does not prevent its being true. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  5. But they must desire it enough to be willing to sacrifice for it all those things that prevent it. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor

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