Synonyms for forestall
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : fohr-stawl, fawr-|
|Phonetic Transcription : foʊrˈstɔl, fɔr-|
Définition of forestallOrigin :
- late 14c. (implied in forestalling), "to lie in wait for;" also "to intercept goods before they reach public markets and buy them privately" (formerly a crime; mid-14c. in this sense in Anglo-French), from Old English noun foresteall "intervention, hindrance (of justice); an ambush, a waylaying," literally "a standing before (someone)," from fore- "before" + steall "standing position" (see stall (n.1)). Modern sense of "to anticipate and delay" is from 1580s. Related: Forestalled; forestalling.
- verb keep from happening
- After this she would be on her guard, forestall Martin, do tenderly what he would do harshly.
- Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- He must straight to Rosamund to forestall the tale that others would carry to her.
- Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
- He could see it forming, and went on hurriedly to forestall it.
- Extract from : « The Duke Of Chimney Butte » by G. W. Ogden
- Nettie rose when they approached her to forestall their questions.
- Extract from : « The Doctor's Family » by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
- Jim turned up his coat collar to forestall a possible repetition.
- Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
- But God does forestall us with His benevolence, for He hath first loved us.
- Extract from : « On Prayer and The Contemplative Life » by St. Thomas Aquinas
- She did not speak to him much, but she was quick to forestall his wants.
- Extract from : « The Moon and Sixpence » by W. Somerset Maugham
- You cannot forestall that; you must depend upon your own self-confidence.
- Extract from : « Blazed Trail Stories » by Stewart Edward White
- "You would only forestall my own blow," she said quietly, and there was new silence.
- Extract from : « The Lion's Brood » by Duffield Osborne
- Congress accordingly decided to forestall him by invading Canada.
- Extract from : « The War of Independence » by John Fiske
Antonyms for forestall
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