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synonyms for ward off

  • 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
  • anticipate
  • arrest
  • baffle
  • balk
  • check
  • chill
  • cool
  • cork
  • counteract
  • dam
  • debar
  • foil
  • forfend
  • frustrate
  • intercept
  • interdict
  • interrupt
  • obstruct
  • obviate
  • repress
  • retard
  • dead-end
  • 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
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antonyms for ward off

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • continue
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • open
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • release
  • support
  • abet
  • heat
  • liberate
  • warm
  • cause
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      How to use ward off in a sentence

      A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
      THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
      At the usual hour that night the employés of Stickle and Screw left work and took their several ways home ward.
      THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
      Just as the Admiral was going, Ward (of the Intelligence) crossed over with a nasty little damper.
      GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
      Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
      THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      The suggestive remarks of Mr. Ward do not appear hitherto to have attracted the attention they deserve.
      THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
      The parallel to which Mr. Ward refers is that contained in the earlier part of the Prose Lancelot.
      THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
      The tribal ward headmanʼs district deputies together constitute the police force of the whole ward.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
      Tribal ward headmen and their district deputies are not required to give bond.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
      The district headman is the deputy of the tribal ward headman to whom he is immediately responsible.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
      In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
      MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO WARD OFF

      • avoid
      • deflect
      • deter
      • divert
      • fend off
      • foil
      • forestall
      • frustrate
      • halt
      • look away
      • preclude
      • prevent
      • rule out
      • shove aside
      • shunt
      • stave off
      • turn
      • turn aside
      • turn away
      • ward off
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