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Synonyms for forestalling

the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

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Individual countries and international organizations have developed and begun to implement a strategy for forestalling (that is, containing, delaying, or minimizing the impact of) the onset of a pandemic.
He said the unions will continue to negotiate in hopes of forestalling imposed work rules and wages scheduled for later this week.
The proposed state constitutional amendment was being considered as a possible way of forestalling a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruling that decreed homosexual couples could be "married" under the state constitution.
Researchers are investigating experimental drugs aimed at forestalling the brain damage, says Trey Sunderland of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md.
to think that we sit idle with folded arms to wait until it gives orders for a forestalling attack to be started.
Enron repercussions may be slowing commercial leasing volume as firms scramble to restate earnings, which may be forestalling them from signing leases.
What I'm afraid of is that we took this money to balance the budget and are now just forestalling the time when a new City Council will have to raise sewer rates and we won't be held accountable for it.
Wholesalers are urging tobacco suppliers and Customs to speed up their talks on the ending of forestalling.
And if it does, it can direct the external auditor to scrutinize the problem, thereby forestalling a faulty audit.
Budget balancing actions by the commonwealth for fiscal 2005 generated additional revenues for Virginia local governments, primarily for schools, forestalling the city's need for a property tax rate increase.
Two drugs prescribed for high blood pressure show signs of forestalling kidney damage in people with type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, according to three new studies.
The government's decision to end forestalling -- where cigarettes and tobacco are stockpiled before Budget duty hikes are imposed.