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synonyms for thwart

  • circumvent
  • counter
  • curb
  • defeat
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • hinder
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • oppose
  • prevent
  • stop
  • stymie
  • baffle
  • balk
  • beat
  • bilk
  • check
  • confuse
  • cramp
  • cross
  • dash
  • disappoint
  • ditch
  • dodge
  • duck
  • outwit
  • pit
  • queer
  • restrain
  • ruin
  • trammel
  • upset
  • dead-end
  • foul up
  • give the slip
  • hold up
  • play off
  • take down
  • take the wind out of (one's) sails
  • upset the apple cart
See also synonyms for: thwarted / thwarting / thwarts
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antonyms for thwart

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  • abet
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • help
  • support
  • clear up
  • free
  • hasten
  • let go
  • multiply
  • forward
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How to use thwart in a sentence

For now, an attempt to break into your mind could easily be thwarted by closing your eyes, or wiggling fingers, or even getting drowsy.
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It’s a role he grew into, first thanks to insight he gained keeping his own hives, and more recently by embracing the latest in security technology to thwart thieves.
BEE THEFT IS ALMOST A PERFECT CRIME—BUT THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWNANDREW ZALESKIFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Amazon effort to thwart Alabama union drive suffers early defeat at labor boardBy rule, Amazon’s frenzy of anti-union campaigning in Bessemer will slow soon enough.
AMAZON’S ANTI-UNION BLITZ STALKS ALABAMA WAREHOUSE WORKERS EVERYWHERE, EVEN THE BATHROOMJAY GREENEFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the spike protein changes, however, it can become harder for our immune system to recognize and, ultimately, thwart.
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Meanwhile, Stanton camped out in his War Department office and thwarted attempts to replace him.
THE WAR SECRETARY WHO BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS OFFICE DURING AN IMPEACHMENT TRIALRONALD G. SHAFERJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When their hopes are thwarted, they tend to become more focused on doing things to achieve their goals.
A PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLAINS HOW HOPE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN IMPOSSIBLE TIMESJACQUELINE S. MATTIS/THE CONVERSATIONJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and a group of more than 45 states led by New York filed a pair of lawsuits against Facebook alleging the social-media giant thwarted competition to protect its monopoly.
GOOGLE IS HIT WITH ANOTHER ANTITRUST LAWSUIT, ADDING TO ITS LEGAL WOESVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
Amazon effort to thwart Alabama union drive suffers early defeat at labor boardThe size of the unit has been a point of contention in the initial filings by each side.
AMAZON WAREHOUSE WORKERS IN ALABAMA ALLOWED TO VOTE ON UNIONIZATION, NLRB RULESJAY GREENEDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general led by New York filed antitrust complaints against Facebook Wednesday, alleging conduct that thwarted competition from rivals in order to protect its monopoly.
FACEBOOK SUED BY FTC AND STATES OVER ANTITRUSTVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Research by Ponemon’s consulting firm shows only about 15% of health care organizations have adopted the technology, training and procedures necessary to manage and thwart the stream of cyberattacks they face on a regular basis.
HOSPITALS FIGHTING COVID FACE ANOTHER CHALLENGE: HACKERSVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO THWART

  • beat
  • block
  • check
  • circumvent
  • dash
  • defeat
  • disappoint
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • ruin
  • thwart
  • upset
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.