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An example use of prevent in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… product which can prevent gray hair …”
Prevent means to stop something from happening.
the word prevent occurs in english on average 67.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that prevent can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;