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preclude

verb

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to keep from happening by taking action in advance
  • issued a strict schedule for doing household chores so as to preclude any arguments

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The first known use of preclude was circa 1513

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“Preclude.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preclude. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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