Synonyms of forestalling
- 1. obviation, forestalling, preclusion, prevention, bar
- usage: the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
- 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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