Synonyms of forestall


1. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: 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"

2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter, act, move

usage: act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

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Definition and meaning of forestall (Dictionary)