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Verbs (21)

avoid
v. stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
keep off, avoid
v. refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
ward off, fend off, stave off, head off, forefend, debar, avoid, avert, deflect, obviate, forfend
v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
avoid
v. refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"
nullify, avoid, void, quash, annul, invalidate
v. declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

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Fuzzynyms (27)

void
v. clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something; "The chemist voided the glass bottle"; "The concert hall was voided of the audience"
nullify, invalidate
v. show to be invalid
nix, disallow, veto, proscribe, interdict, prohibit, forbid
v. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
revoke
v. fail to follow suit when able and required to do so
invalidate, cancel
v. make invalid for use; "cancel cheques or tickets"
reject, disapprove
v. deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
ward off
v. avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse, repel
v. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
deflect, block, parry
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
get rid of, abolish
v. do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
abrogate
v. revoke formally

Synonyms (6)

hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

Antonyms (20)

authorise, clear, pass, authorize
v. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
confront
v. be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
face up, face, confront
v. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
go about, set about, approach
v. begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
formalise, formalize, validate
v. declare or make legally valid
come to grips with, take on, undertake, tackle
v. accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"

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