Forfend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈfend|  American pronunciation of the word forfend
Brit.  |fɔːˈfɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word forfend

verb

- prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening (syn: avert, avoid, debar, deflect, forefend, obviate)

Examples

...a place of refuge where the settlers could forfend themselves from attack...

God forfend!

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