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for·fend

also fore·fend (fôr-fĕnd′)
tr.v. for·fend·ed, for·fend·ing, for·fends also fore·fend·ed or fore·fend·ing or fore·fends
1. To keep or ward off; avert.
2. Archaic To forbid.

[Middle English forfenden : for-, for- + fenden, to ward off; see fend.]
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forfend

(fɔːˈfɛnd) or

forefend

vb (tr)
1. US to protect or secure
2. obsolete to prohibit or prevent
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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]
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forfend


Past participle: forfended
Gerund: forfending

Imperative
forfend
forfend
Present
I forfend
you forfend
he/she/it forfends
we forfend
you forfend
they forfend
Preterite
I forfended
you forfended
he/she/it forfended
we forfended
you forfended
they forfended
Present Continuous
I am forfending
you are forfending
he/she/it is forfending
we are forfending
you are forfending
they are forfending
Present Perfect
I have forfended
you have forfended
he/she/it has forfended
we have forfended
you have forfended
they have forfended
Past Continuous
I was forfending
you were forfending
he/she/it was forfending
we were forfending
you were forfending
they were forfending
Past Perfect
I had forfended
you had forfended
he/she/it had forfended
we had forfended
you had forfended
they had forfended
Future
I will forfend
you will forfend
he/she/it will forfend
we will forfend
you will forfend
they will forfend
Future Perfect
I will have forfended
you will have forfended
he/she/it will have forfended
we will have forfended
you will have forfended
they will have forfended
Future Continuous
I will be forfending
you will be forfending
he/she/it will be forfending
we will be forfending
you will be forfending
they will be forfending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forfending
you have been forfending
he/she/it has been forfending
we have been forfending
you have been forfending
they have been forfending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forfending
you will have been forfending
he/she/it will have been forfending
we will have been forfending
you will have been forfending
they will have been forfending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forfending
you had been forfending
he/she/it had been forfending
we had been forfending
you had been forfending
they had been forfending
Conditional
I would forfend
you would forfend
he/she/it would forfend
we would forfend
you would forfend
they would forfend
Past Conditional
I would have forfended
you would have forfended
he/she/it would have forfended
we would have forfended
you would have forfended
they would have forfended
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forfend - prevent the occurrence offorfend - 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"
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forfend

also forefend
verb
To prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action:
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References in classic literature ?
Norman of Torn, if you are not the son of the old man you call father may God forfend that England ever guesses your true parentage.
It's no wonder we barely flinch when people talk of actioning something, strategising, looking at the bottom line or, God forfend, core values.