Bedeutung von “prevent” — Learner’s Dictionary

prevent

verb [ T ] us uk /prɪˈvent/
There's a bar across the front to prevent you from falling out.There are now laws in place to prevent this from happening.The courts have issued an injunction to prevent the book from being published.His pride prevented him from asking for help.They limit the number of people allowed into the forest, thus preventing damage to the trails.

B1 to stop something happening or to stop someone doing something:

to prevent accidents/crime
[ + from + doing sth ] Members of the public were prevented from entering the building.
preventable adjective

If something is preventable, it can be prevented.

(Definition von “prevent” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)