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1. forfend

verb. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • stave off
  • forefend
  • avert
  • obviate
  • deflect
  • debar
  • avoid
  • ward off
  • preclude
  • fend off
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize

Etymology

  • forfenden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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