|1.||[ verb ] keep from happening of arising; have the effect of preventing|
|Synonyms:||prevent preclude forbid foreclose|
"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
|Related terms:||stop debar thwart save obstruct obviation|
|2.||[ verb ] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time|
|Synonyms:||anticipate foresee counter|
|Related terms:||act obviation|