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fending off

  • verbkeep at bay
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Synonyms for fending off

verb keep at bay
  • avert
  • avoid
  • deflect
  • rebuff
  • rebut
  • reject
  • repel
  • repulse
  • resist
  • spurn
  • ward off
  • beat off
  • drive back
  • hold at bay
  • keep at a distance
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep off
  • parry
  • rebuke
  • refuse
  • snub
  • stave off
  • turn aside

Antonyms for fending off

  • approve
  • attract
  • want
  • welcome
  • let in
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.