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VERB (1)

1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening;
- Example: "Let's avoid a confrontation"
- Example: "head off a confrontation"
- Example: "avert a strike"
[syn: debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forfend \For*fend"\, v. t. [Pref. for- + fend. See Forewend.] To prohibit; to forbid; to avert. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Which peril heaven forefend! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: This is etymologically the preferable spelling. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forfend v 1: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike" [syn: debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off]