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Definitions and Synonyms of forestall | Another word for forestall | What is forestall?

Synonyms for forestall in the sense of this definition

(forestall is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where forestall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
  • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms for forestall in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of forestall ) prohibit, forbid, or prevent from doing something

"Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"

(... is a kind of forestall ) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort

"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

(... is a kind of forestall ) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

"Let's avoid a confrontation" "head off a confrontation" "avert a strike"

(... is a kind of forestall ) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

(... is a kind of forestall ) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of forestall ) stop from happening or developing

"Block his election" "Halt the process"

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