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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, avert, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fend off

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) keep off, ward off, keep from collision

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  1. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Our troops are at all times prepared to return equipment to their former positions and quickly fend off the enemy.

  2. Suzanne Nossel:

    Having championed global efforts to defend Internet freedom and fend off threats to religious liberty, the United States should take the lead to save the lives of these bloggers who face the very real risk of being murdered for the crime of expressing their views online.

  3. James Orlando:

    We do not think it (fiscal stimulus) will be overly beneficial for the U.S. economy, when we look at long-term cycles, we want the government to be reducing deficits during expansion time periods so that they actually have more ammunition to fend off the next recession.

  4. Tobias Davis:

    Maybe it is denial that has kept markets from talking about it, but stagnation should be on the hymn sheet, i fail to comprehend how flat/falling U.S. inflation coupled with deteriorating external factors is an argument to hike rates. We are doing well to fend off deflation.

  5. Choi Young-il:

    It was like war, they would use everything from elbows to hands to knees to fend off our players. It was really difficult.

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