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The action of stopping something from happening or arising.‘crime prevention’‘the treatment and prevention of malaria’
hindrance, hampering, holding back, discouragement, obstruction, impediment, retardationView synonyms
- ‘He too believes the money would be better spent on prevention of disease.’
- ‘You can help your father get more information on heart disease and its prevention.’
- ‘He expressed his views on the issue at a workshop on suicide prevention in the city the other day.’
- ‘All the efforts in society have to be in suicide prevention and in reducing the rate of suicide.’
- ‘Regular eyelid hygiene is the most important part of treatment and prevention of blepharitis.’
- ‘Even the recommendation for prevention of fracture is based on weak evidence.’
- ‘Every fire has a cause and most often there is a common sense, simple method of prevention.’
- ‘The NHS was criticised for not making the treatment and prevention of obesity a top priority.’
- ‘The more people who know about causes and prevention of this condition, the better their future will be.’
- ‘They urge linking with education departments on decay prevention in schools.’
- ‘One study did not report outcomes separately for treatment and prevention and so we included all women.’
- ‘We call upon the world to acknowledge that you cannot talk about prevention without treatment.’
- ‘She said that it was up to the community to take a greater role in crime prevention.’
- ‘Here again we are faced with a situation where prevention is preferred to treatment.’
- ‘They have dumbed-down the debate on prevention and stifled the debate on causes.’
- ‘Money raised will go towards research into prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.’
- ‘He said police would be working in the community this month to highlight issues such as crime prevention.’
- ‘She said officers would have advised the owners on what crime prevention measures they could take.’
- ‘Benefits advice, help with language skills, and accident prevention is also offered.’
- ‘The money is used for pioneering research into cancer to improve prevention and treatment and to find a cure.’
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
proverb It's easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.
- ‘With back pain, prevention is better than cure.’
- ‘While council officials are not unduly worried they are nonetheless taking the view that prevention is better than cure, especially if the hot weather continues for the rest of August.’
- ‘Remember, prevention is better than cure and is much cheaper both in terms of hardware damage/replacement and lost production due to data loss.’
- ‘We believe that prevention is better than cure, and we keep up with latest technology and colours to find the best for our customers.’
- ‘The prescription for climate change is that prevention is better than cure.’
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