Definition of Forfend in English :

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Forfend meaning in English

Meaning of Forfend in English

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Forfend pronunciation in English

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

prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Example Sentences:
'Let's avoid a confrontation'
'head off a confrontation'
'avert a strike'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
1. US
to protect or secure
2. obsolete
to prohibit or prevent

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verb transitive Archaic
to forbid
to ward off; prevent

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tr.v. for·fend·ed, for·fend·ing, for·fends also fore·fend·ed or fore·fend·ing or fore·fends
1. To keep or ward off; avert.
2. Archaic To forbid.

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