Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: opposites?

  1. #1
    anonymos Guest

    opposites?

    whats the opposite to the word prevented?

  2. #2
    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: opposites?

    Hello Anonymos

    That would depend on the context. For instance, one opposite of "prevented" might be "allowed":

    1. Her father prevented her from going out with her boyfriend. ] = stopped
    2. Her father allowed her to go out with her boyfriend. ] = didn't stop

    But in another context, you might say "helped":

    3. She prevented me from reading. ] = hindered my reading
    4. She helped me to read. ] = helped my reading

    MrP

Similar Threads

  1. Opposites
    By Dany in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2005, 13:09
  2. opposites attract
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2005, 21:49
  3. opposites
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Jul-2004, 21:55
  4. word opposites
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-Jul-2004, 01:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •