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Synonyms for forestall
foʊrˈstɔl, fɔr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    proscribe, rule out, counter, interdict, keep, veto, preclude, prevent, prohibit, foreclose, forbid, nix, anticipate, foresee, close out, disallow

  2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)

    act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

    Synonyms:
    predict, counter, foreknow, previse, look for, preclude, prevent, foreclose, forbid, envision, call, prognosticate, look to, anticipate, foresee, foretell, forebode, expect, promise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forestall

    The original sense of prevent, to come before, act in advance of, which is now practically obsolete, was still in good use when the authorized version of the Bible was made, as appears in such passages as, "When Peter was come into the house, Jesus prevented him" (i. e., addressed him first), Matt. xvii, 25; "Thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness" (i. e., by sending the blessings before the desire is formulated or expressed), Ps. xxi, 3. Anticipate is now the only single word usable in this sense; to forestall is to take or act in advance in one's own behalf and to the prejudice of another or others, as in the phrase "to forestall the market." But to anticipate is very frequently used in the favorable sense; as, his thoughtful kindness anticipated my wish (i. e., met the wish before it was expressed): or we say, "I was about to accost him when he anticipated me" (by speaking first); or one anticipates a payment (by making it before the time); in neither of these cases could we use forestall or prevent. To obviate (literally, to stop the way of or remove from the way), is to prevent by interception, so that something that would naturally withstand or disturb may be kept from doing so; to preclude, (literally, to close or shut in advance) is to prevent by anticipation or by logical necessity; walls and bars precluded the possibility of escape; a supposition is precluded; a necessity or difficulty is obviated. Prevent, which at first had only the anticipatory meaning, has come to apply to the stopping of an action at any stage, the completion or conclusion only being thought of as negatived by anticipation; the enemy passed the outworks and were barely prevented from capturing the fortress. Compare HINDER; PROHIBIT.

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, obviate, preclude, prevent

    Preposition:
    He was prevented by illness from joining the expedition.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forestall(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, foretaste, antedate, take in advance

  2. forestall(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engross, monopolize, regrate, get exclusive possession of (in order to enhance prices)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forestall(v)

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, preoccupy, monopolize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prevent, anticipate, pre-empt, avoid, preventing

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How to use forestall in a sentence?

  1. Katsunobu Kato:

    We must anticipate a spread of infections from now and must build medical system and so on to focus efforts to prevent people from becoming gravely ill or dying, we will make the people feel at ease by providing information in a timely manner, and continue to forestall measures.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do you often feel frustrated or dejected may be due to a setback, failures, lapses, misfortunes, an uncertainty or stuffs like that? If yes, then listen up, it's high time you stop feeling like that. For, there is a reason behind all your so seemed failures, misfortunes or setback. Because, almighty God often works behind the scenes to forestall our plans in order to pave way for the actualization of his own divine plans. Now, that is to say, whatever you are mistaken to be a dissappointment or misfortune to you presently is most likely to turn out in your favour, good or betterment. Thus, regret over nothing in life. For, truly God works behind the scenes and he's still working behind the scenes.

  3. Katsunobu Kato:

    We will make the people feel at ease by providing information in a timely manner, and continue to forestall measures.

  4. Chase LeBlanc:

    Day does not forestall nightmares - Night is not needed for dreams - There is no better time than here - No better place than now -


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