Eliminated vs Prevented - What's the difference?

eliminated | prevented |


As verbs the difference between eliminated and prevented

is that eliminated is (eliminate) while prevented is (prevent).

eliminated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (eliminate)
  • Anagrams

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    eliminate

    English

    Verb

    (eliminat)
  • To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
  • (slang) To kill (a person or animal).
  • (physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  • To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
  • Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
    John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
  • (accounting) To record amounts in a to remove the effects of inter-company transactions. FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)
  • Synonyms

    * See also * abrogate * abolish

    Synonyms

    * give the chop to * give the boot to * give the sack to * give the walking papers to * vote off

    References

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    prevented

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (prevent)

  • prevent

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To stop; to keep (from happening).
  • I brushed my teeth to prevent them from going yellow.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Scotland must now hope Georgia produce a huge upset and beat Argentina by at least eight points in Sunday's final Pool B match to prevent them failing to make the last eight for the first time in World Cup history.}}
  • * 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

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * preventative * prevention * preventive