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Prevent vs Expect - What's the difference?

prevent | expect | Related terms |

Prevent is a related term of expect.


In obsolete|transitive|lang=en terms the difference between prevent and expect

is that prevent is (obsolete|transitive) to be beforehand with; to anticipate while expect is (obsolete|transitive) to wait for; to await.

As verbs the difference between prevent and expect

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while expect is to look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that).

Spare vs Prevent - What's the difference?

spare | prevent | Related terms |

Spare is a related term of prevent.


In lang=en terms the difference between spare and prevent

is that spare is (to give up) to deprive oneself of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As verbs the difference between spare and prevent

is that spare is to show mercy while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As an adjective spare

is scanty; not abundant or plentiful.

As a noun spare

is the act of sparing; moderation; restraint.

Prevent vs Withhold - What's the difference?

prevent | withhold |


In lang=en terms the difference between prevent and withhold

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while withhold is to retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

As verbs the difference between prevent and withhold

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while withhold is to keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.

Prevent vs Forbidden - What's the difference?

prevent | forbidden |


As verbs the difference between prevent and forbidden

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while forbidden is past participle of lang=en.

As an adjective forbidden is

not allowed.

Prevent vs Forbide - What's the difference?

prevent | forbide |

Prevent vs Forvide - What's the difference?

prevent | forvide |

Forvide is likely misspelled.


Forvide has no English definition.

As a verb prevent

is to stop; to keep (from happening).

Prevent vs Wam - What's the difference?

prevent | wam |


As a verb prevent

is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a noun wam is

a belly.

Reduce vs Prevent - What's the difference?

reduce | prevent |


In transitive terms the difference between reduce and prevent

is that reduce is to bring to an inferior state or condition while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

Stay vs Prevent - What's the difference?

stay | prevent | Related terms |

Stay is a related term of prevent.


In lang=en terms the difference between stay and prevent

is that stay is to continue to have a particular quality while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As verbs the difference between stay and prevent

is that stay is (nautical) to incline forward, aft, or to one side by means of stays or stay can be to prop; support; sustain; hold up; steady while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a noun stay

is (nautical) a strong rope supporting a mast, and leading from the head of one mast down to some other, or other part of the vessel or stay can be a prop; a support.

As an adjective stay

is steep; ascending.

As an adverb stay

is steeply.

Prevent vs Loss - What's the difference?

prevent | loss |


As a verb prevent

is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a noun loss is

an instance of losing, such as a defeat.

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