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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word preventative.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
3 syllable words
5 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word preventative.
1 syllable words
3 syllable words

inductive

inventive

decorative

secretive

fixative

preemptive

primitive

instructive

negative

relative

sedative

destructive

prevention

conductive

disruptive

redemptive

incentive

invective

vindictive

attentive

deceptive

defective

defensive

effective

detective

elective

eruptive

grievances

incisive

receptive

seductive

inactive

constructive

instinctive

expletive

restrictive

substantive

digestive

curative

punitive

putative

convective

convulsive

creative

distinctive

exhaustive

fugitive

impulsive

infective

intensive

intrusive

presumptive

reflective

respective

obstructive

affective

cognitive

collective

combative

connective

dismissive

formative

impassive

laxative

lucrative

normative

nutritive

offensive

perceptive

predictive

productive

protective

repressive

repulsive

selective

expensive

suggestive

descriptive

extensive

additive

causative

corrective

corruptive

evasive

narrative

positive

reactive

talkative

directive

emotive

inclusive

perspective

prospective

refractive

compulsive

attractive

congestive

objective

subjective

abortive

adaptive

adoptive

assaultive

conducive

depressive

effusive

excessive

invasive

provenance

provinces

reclusive

expansive

exploitive

assertive

divisive

elusive

erosive

illusive

nonnative

recessive

provincial

pervasive

possessive

probative

adjective

responsive

obtrusive

reflexive

impressive

conclusive

prepayments

aggressive

appointive

bereavement

discursive

dispersive

nirvanas

obsessive

oppressive

prepayment

subversive

successive

turpentine

progressive

regressive

serpentine

exclusive

explosive

expressive

orphanage

nirvana

tribunals

thereupon

gravamen

whereupon

carpentry

coercive

derisive

surveying

carpenters

carbonates

decisive

allusive

collusive

permissive

cohesive

abusive

carbonate

abrasive

carbonic

carpenter

profoundly

submissive

tribunal

corrosive

adhesive

verbena

arriving

proponents

caravan

urbanize

caravans

proponent

carbonize

persuasive

scorpions

harbinger

grobian

provine

orpiment

scorpion

moribund

forefinger

harbingers

forefingers

seraphim

Words that rhyme with the word preventative

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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