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Verb: forefend  for'fend
  1. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    "forefend a strike";
    - debar, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

Derived forms: forefends, forefended, forefending

Type of: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent