To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
The definition of anticipate is to think and/or talk ahead about what may happen, and either take action beforehand to handle the situation or be ready to respond when the time occurs.
To put off to a future time; postpone
Monopolize is defined as to have or take complete control over something.
Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
To make unnecessary
To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
To bring a suit to prevent a mortgagor from redeeming (a property) by paying any outstanding debt.
To forbid is defined as to order that something not occur, or to prevent something from occurring.
To foresee is defined as to anticipate something, predict something or realize something before it occurs.
At or against the front or face.
(Obs.) To extend or place over or across
Find another word for forestall. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for forestall, like: avert, provide against, be ready for, get ahead of, hinder, prevent, anticipate, delay, deter, monopolize and preclude.