To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
To make unnecessary
To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
To exclude or shut out; bar.
To refrain from (doing something):
Find another word for forfend. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for forfend, like: avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent, rule out, stave off, ward, nip-in-the-bud, allow and debar.