Synonyms of forestall in English:

forestall


See definition of forestall

verb

1‘they will resign to forestall a vote of no confidence’

SYNONYMS

pre-empt, get in before, get ahead of, steal a march on, anticipate, second-guess, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, foil, stave off, ward off, fend off, avert, preclude, obviate, prevent, intercept, check, block, hinder, impede, obstruct

informal beat someone to it, beat someone to the draw, beat someone to the punch