Prevented vs Healed - What's the difference?

prevented | healed |

As verbs the difference between prevented and healed

is that prevented is (prevent) while healed is (heal).




  • (prevent)

  • prevent


    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


    (en verb)
  • To stop; to keep (from happening).
  • I brushed my teeth to prevent them from going yellow.
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  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • ‘I think you must be mad, and she shall not have a glimpse of it while I'm here to prevent !’
  • (obsolete) To come before; to precede.
  • * Bible, 1 Thess. iv. 15
  • We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
  • * Book of Common Prayer
  • We pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us.
  • * Prior
  • Then had I come, preventing Sheba's queen.
  • (obsolete) To outdo, surpass.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • With that he put his spurres vnto his steed, / With speare in rest, and toward him did fare, / Like shaft out of a bow preuenting speed.
  • (obsolete) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • their ready guilt preventing thy commands


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * preventative * prevention * preventive




  • (heal)

  • heal


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) helen, hilen, from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) * (l) (Scotland)


  • To hide; conceal; keep secret.
  • To cover, as for protection.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) helen, from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • To make better from a disease, wound, etc.; to revive or cure.
  • This bandage will heal your cut.
  • * Bible, Matthew viii. 8
  • Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed .
  • To become better.
  • Bandages allow cuts to heal .
  • To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt.
  • to heal dissensions
    * (make better) cure, make whole * (become better) get better, recover
    Derived terms
    * healable * healand, Healand * healer * health


  • (obsolete) health
  • (Chaucer)


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