prevenir

 
prevenir
transitive verb
1. (to avoid) 
Las vacunas suponen una forma de prevenir muchas enfermedades graves.Vaccines are a way of preventing many serious diseases.
2. (to alert) 
a. to warn 
Le previne de que podrían multarle si no se ponía el cinturón de seguridad.I warned him that he could be fined if he didn't wear his seat belt.
3. (to foresee) 
Un jugador de ajedrez tiene que prevenir los movimientos de su contrincante.A chess player has to anticipate his competitor's moves.
4. (to get ready) (Mexico) 
Prevén tu maleta para el viaje, partimos en una hora.Prepare your suitcase for the trip; we're leaving in an hour.
prevenirse
pronominal verb
5. (to get organized) 
Se ha exhortado a la población a prevenirse contra el intenso calor.The public has been urged to take precautions against the intense heat.
La familia se previno para el invierno almacenando madera y comida.The family prepared for the winter by storing wood and food.
6. (to be prepared) (Mexico) 
No me previne para nadar porque no sabía que había piscina.I wasn't ready for swimming because I didn't know there was a swimming pool.
prevenir
transitive verb
1. (evitar) 
a. to prevent 
2. (prov) 
más vale prevenir que curarprevention is better than cure
3. (avisar) 
a. to warn 
te prevengo de que la carretera es muy malabe warned that the road is very bad
4. (prever) 
a. to foresee, to anticipate 
5. (predisponer) 
prevenir a alguien contra algo/alguiento prejudice somebody against something/somebody
prevenirse
pronominal verb
6. (tomar precauciones) 
a. to take precautions 
prevenirse contra algoto take precautions against something
prevenir
transitive verb
1 (evitar) to prevent; (prever) to foresee; anticipate
hay accidentes que no se pueden prevenir some accidents cannot be prevented
más vale prevenir que curar prevention is better than cure; better safe than sorry
más vale prevenir que lamentar
2 (advertir) to warn
prevenir a algn to warn sb; put sb on his guard;contra, de against, about; pudieron prevenirle a tiempo they were able to warn him in time
3 (predisponer) to prejudice; bias;a favor de in favour of;en contra de against;
4 (preparar) to prepare; get ready;para for
5 (proveer)
prevenir a algn de algo to provide sb with sth
pronominal verb
prevenirse
1 (prepararse) to get ready; prepare
prevenirse para un viaje to get ready for a trip; prevenirse contra algo to take precautions against sth; prepare for sth
2 (proveerse)
prevenirse de ropa adecuada to provide o.s. with suitable clothing
3
prevenirse en contra de algn to set o.s. against sb
Examples
Verb Conjugations for prevenir
Present Participle: previniendo
Past Participle: prevenido
Indicative
Irregular forms are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
prevengo
previne
prevenía
prevendría
prevendré
previenes
previniste
prevenías
prevendrías
prevendrás
él/ella/Ud.
previene
previno
prevenía
prevendría
prevendrá
nosotros
prevenimos
previnimos
preveníamos
prevendríamos
prevendremos
vosotros
prevenís
previnisteis
preveníais
prevendríais
prevendréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
previenen
previnieron
prevenían
prevendrían
prevendrán
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