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keep at bay

  • as inrebuff
  • as inrepel
  • as inward/ward off
  • as inhold the line
  • as infight back/fight off
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Synonyms for keep at bay

verb turn away; give the cold shoulder
  • chide
  • deny
  • dismiss
  • disregard
  • fend off
  • ignore
  • oppose
  • rebuke
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • resist
  • snub
  • spurn
  • turn down
  • check
  • cross
  • cut
  • decline
  • disallow
  • discourage
  • neglect
  • repel
  • reprove
  • repulse
  • slight
  • beat off
  • brush off
  • hold off
  • keep at a distance
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep at bay
  • lash out at
  • not hear of
  • pass up
  • push back
  • put in one's place
  • put off
  • send away
  • stave off
  • tell off
  • ward off

Antonyms for keep at bay

  • OK
  • accept
  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • allow
  • approve
  • compliment
  • go along
  • grant
  • note
  • pay attention
  • praise
  • regard
  • sanction
  • welcome
  • aid
  • assist
  • attract
  • help
  • permit
  • hug
  • include
  • take in
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to keep at bay

fight back/fight off

verb. defend oneself

fighting back

verb. defend oneself

fighting off

verb. defend oneself

fights back

verb. defend oneself

fights off

verb. defend oneself

fought back

verb. defend oneself
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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