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Synonyms for stave off

Synonyms for (verb) stave off

Synonyms: forefend, forfend, fend off, stave off, avert, avoid, obviate, debar, deflect, ward off, head off Definition: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening Usage: Let's avoid a confrontation; head off a confrontation; avert a strike

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project