Portuguese translation of 'prevent'
to prevent sb from doing sth impedir alguém de fazer algo
to prevent sth from happening impedir que algo aconteça
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Example Sentences Including 'prevent'
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Sluggish with sleep, I was unable to move in time to prevent her from placing it neatly on my chest.HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY (2001)
Adrina had to bite her lip to prevent herself laughing aloud.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Her diet is supposed to prevent her from vomiting: no food-poisoning, no bacteria, no bugs.GOING OUT (2001)
He doesn't say that it might be made strong enough to prevent a man from Skilling at all.THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2001)
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'prevent' in Other Languages
British English: prevent /prɪˈvɛnt/ VERB
If you prevent something, you stop it happening or being done.
This new system will prevent water being wasted.
- American English: prevent
- Arabic: يـَمْنَع
- Brazilian Portuguese: prevenir
- Chinese: 预防
- Croatian: spriječiti
- Czech: zabránit
- Danish: forhindre
- Dutch: voorkomen
- European Spanish: impedir
- Finnish: estää ehkäistä tapahtuma
- French: empêcher
- German: verhindern
- Greek: προλαμβάνω
- Italian: impedire
- Japanese: 防ぐ
- Korean: 예방하다
- Norwegian: hindre
- Polish: zapobiec
- European Portuguese: prevenir
- Romanian: a împiedica să se întâmple
- Russian: предотвращать
- Spanish: impedir
- Swedish: förhindra
- Thai: ป้องกัน
- Turkish: önlemek
- Ukrainian: запобігати
- Vietnamese: ngăn ngừa
Translation of prevent from the Collins English to Portuguese Dictionary