Synonyms and Antonyms of stave off
1 to drive back managed to stave off the invaders Synonyms of stave off beat off, fend (off), rebut, repulse, repel, turn away, turn backWords Related to stave off defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurnNear Antonyms of stave off embrace, hail, welcome
2 to keep from happening by taking action in advance the quartermaster staved off a shortage by requisitioning more than enough supplies Synonyms of stave off avert, forestall, head off, help, obviate, preclude, preventWords Related to stave off anticipate, provide; negate, neutralize, nullify; save; baffle, balk, checkmate, deter, foil, frustrate, thwart; bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), retard, stall; deflect, fend (off), stop, ward (off); avoid, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun; forbid, inhibit, prohibit; arrest, check, halt, stop; compensate (for), counteract, counterbalance, make up (for), offsetNear Antonyms of stave off abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smooth, unclog; advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote; allow, leave, let, permit
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