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From Middle English preventen (anticipate), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] præventus (past participle of prævenire (anticipate)), from præ (before) + venire (come).

Verb

Infinitive
to prevent

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to prevent (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To stop; to keep (from happening).
  2. (obsolete) To come before; to precede.

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