forefend


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fore·fend

 (fôr-fĕnd′)
v.
Variant of forfend.

forefend

(fɔːˈfɛnd)
vb
(tr) a variant spelling of forfend

for•fend

or fore•fend

(fɔrˈfɛnd)

v.t.
1. to defend, secure, or protect.
2. to fend off, avert, or prevent.
3. Archaic. to forbid.
[1350–1400]

forefend


Past participle: forefended
Gerund: forefending

Imperative
forefend
forefend
Present
I forefend
you forefend
he/she/it forefends
we forefend
you forefend
they forefend
Preterite
I forefended
you forefended
he/she/it forefended
we forefended
you forefended
they forefended
Present Continuous
I am forefending
you are forefending
he/she/it is forefending
we are forefending
you are forefending
they are forefending
Present Perfect
I have forefended
you have forefended
he/she/it has forefended
we have forefended
you have forefended
they have forefended
Past Continuous
I was forefending
you were forefending
he/she/it was forefending
we were forefending
you were forefending
they were forefending
Past Perfect
I had forefended
you had forefended
he/she/it had forefended
we had forefended
you had forefended
they had forefended
Future
I will forefend
you will forefend
he/she/it will forefend
we will forefend
you will forefend
they will forefend
Future Perfect
I will have forefended
you will have forefended
he/she/it will have forefended
we will have forefended
you will have forefended
they will have forefended
Future Continuous
I will be forefending
you will be forefending
he/she/it will be forefending
we will be forefending
you will be forefending
they will be forefending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forefending
you have been forefending
he/she/it has been forefending
we have been forefending
you have been forefending
they have been forefending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forefending
you will have been forefending
he/she/it will have been forefending
we will have been forefending
you will have been forefending
they will have been forefending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forefending
you had been forefending
he/she/it had been forefending
we had been forefending
you had been forefending
they had been forefending
Conditional
I would forefend
you would forefend
he/she/it would forefend
we would forefend
you would forefend
they would forefend
Past Conditional
I would have forefended
you would have forefended
he/she/it would have forefended
we would have forefended
you would have forefended
they would have forefended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forefend - prevent the occurrence offorefend - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

forfend

also forefend
verb
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action:
References in classic literature ?
and I speak out of later knowledge--Heaven forefend me from the most of the average run of male humans who are not good fellows, the ones cold of heart and cold of head who don't smoke, drink, or swear, or do much of anything else that is brase, and resentful, and stinging, because in their feeble fibres there has never been the stir and prod of life to well over its boundaries and be devilish and daring.
Heaven forefend, but might honest journalistic ethics and the wisdom of Jesus be altogether closer than we think?
It has nothing to do with the fact that I squander so much money trying to win the lottery with more and more entries to the ever increasing amounts of draws that I am compelled to take part in as I know my numbers and heaven forefend they should roll out (never have since it started obviously).
Rawalpindi -- Inexpensive public health measures can help forefend millions of avoidable deaths, and save many from terminal as well as infectious diseases and disabilities, a leading hospital said Thursday.
If he watches the films, he might see the reality of the occupation, and worse, he might even agree, heavens forefend, with some of what he sees.