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British English: /prɪˈvɛnt/
American English: /prəˈvɛnt/

Translation of prevent in French:

transitive verb

  • prévenir (fire, illness, violence)
    éviter (conflict, disaster, damage)
    faire obstacle à (marriage)
    to prevent the outbreak of war/the introduction of reform
    empêcher le déclenchement d'une guerre/l'introduction de réformes
    to prevent somebody/something from doing
    empêcher quelqu'un/quelque chose de faire
    to prevent somebody/something from being criticized
    empêcher que quelqu'un/quelque chose soit critiqué
    to prevent somebody's death
    empêcher que quelqu'un ne meure
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