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  Words related to forestall

Related / Similar Words: prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid, anticipate, foresee, counter

 

Definition:
  • keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer";
  • act in advance of; deal with ahead of time;

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    Hyponyms: save, make unnecessary, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, stop, halt, kibosh

     

    Derivational Morphology: obviation, forestalling, preclusion, anticipator, anticipant

     

     
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