Synonyms and Antonyms of thwart
to prevent from achieving a goal a coalition of grassroots organizations thwarted the company's efforts to get approval for a new power plant Synonyms baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, discomfit, foil, frustrateRelated Words bar, block, clog, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, halt, set back, short-circuit, stall, stop; avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent; negate, neutralize, nullify; counteract, offset; conquer, defeat, overcomeNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smoothAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote
thwart was our Word of the Day on 07/12/2013. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up thwart? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).