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defending against

  • as inprevent
  • as instave
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Synonyms for defending against

verb keep from happening or continuing
  • avert
  • avoid
  • bar
  • block
  • counter
  • forbid
  • forestall
  • halt
  • hamper
  • hinder
  • impede
  • inhibit
  • limit
  • preclude
  • prohibit
  • put an end to
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • rule out
  • stop
  • thwart
  • ward off
  • anticipate
  • arrest
  • baffle
  • balk
  • check
  • chill
  • cool
  • cork
  • counteract
  • dam
  • debar
  • foil
  • forfend
  • frustrate
  • intercept
  • interdict
  • interrupt
  • obstruct
  • obviate
  • repress
  • retard
  • defend against
  • head off
  • hold back
  • hold off
  • keep lid on
  • nip in the bud
  • put a stop to
  • shut out
  • stave off
  • turn aside

Antonyms for defending against

  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • open
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • abet
  • heat
  • liberate
  • warm
  • cause
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.