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Definitions and Synonyms of ward off | Another word for ward off | What is ward off?

Definition 1: avert, turn away, or repel - [verb of competition]

Samples where ward off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ward off danger

(ward off is a kind of ...) be on the defensive; act against an attack

Samples where ward off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for ward off in the sense of this definition

(ward off is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

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

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