transitive verb pre·vene \prēˈvēn\

Definition of prevene


  1. 1 obsolete :  forestall, prevent

  2. 2 :  to come before :  precede

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Origin and Etymology of prevene

Middle English (Scots) prevenen, from Latin praevenire to precede, anticipate, prevent

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a brief usually trivial fact

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