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Evade vs Prevent - What's the difference?

evade | prevent |


As verbs the difference between evade and prevent

is that evade is to get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

Prevent vs Constrain - What's the difference?

prevent | constrain |


In transitive terms the difference between prevent and constrain

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while constrain is to reduce a result in response to limited resources.

Make vs Prevent - What's the difference?

make | prevent |


As a noun make

is skin (on liquids), sputum, placenta.

As a verb prevent is

to stop; to keep (from happening).

Prevent vs Disqualify - What's the difference?

prevent | disqualify |


As verbs the difference between prevent and disqualify

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while disqualify is to make ineligible for something, by the explicit revocation of a previous qualification.

Prevent vs Control - What's the difference?

prevent | control |


As verbs the difference between prevent and control

is that prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening) while control is to exercise influence over; to suggest or dictate the behavior of.

As a noun control is

influence or authority over.

Foresee vs Prevent - What's the difference?

foresee | prevent |


As verbs the difference between foresee and prevent

is that foresee is to anticipate; to predict while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

Abstain vs Prevent - What's the difference?

abstain | prevent |


In lang=en terms the difference between abstain and prevent

is that abstain is deliberately refrain from casting one's vote at a meeting where one is present while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As verbs the difference between abstain and prevent

is that abstain is (transitive|reflexive|obsolete) keep or withhold oneself
while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

Prevent vs Restraint - What's the difference?

prevent | restraint |


As a verb prevent

is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a noun restraint is

(countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures.

Prevent vs Prohibition - What's the difference?

prevent | prohibition |


As a verb prevent

is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a proper noun prohibition is

(history) any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal.

Permit vs Prevent - What's the difference?

permit | prevent |


In transitive terms the difference between permit and prevent

is that permit is to allow (someone) to do something; to give permission to while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As verbs the difference between permit and prevent

is that permit is to hand over, resign (something to someone) while prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).

As a noun permit

is formal permission.

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