thwarting


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Synonyms for thwarting

an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

preventing realization or attainment of a desire

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According to the senior officer, the unit has also been very effective in thwarting dozens of potential attacks by lone-wolf Palestinians in the West Bank since the beginning of the latest wave of violence, which broke out in 2015.
BEIRUT: Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil announced Thursday that rubber stamps and official forms carrying forged signatures of officials in the ministry's tax collection department had been seized, thwarting schemes to embezzle public funds.
In line with this reasoning, Bartholomew and colleagues recently developed the Psychological Need Thwarting Scale in order to explore how a more direct assessment of need thwarting could contribute to the prediction of psychological ill-being.
In order to derive a more complete explanation, Stokols identifies two additional factors: (a) the nature/source of the thwarting of expectations, and (b) the perceived availability of alternative courses of action.
Instead, he contended, the task of thwarting hijackers should be left to federal air marshals.
Metnor Group, the Geordie galvaniser which wants to buy Black Country engineer Ash & Lacy, has hit out at the board of the Midland company for thwarting its bid and depriving shareholders of the possibility of a better deal.
Perhaps this thwarting of meaning most recalls the precision and deadpan, psychotic conceptualism of Charles Ray, one of Sietsema's teachers at UCLA, where the artist is in his final year of the MFA program (although he had shown in galleries before entering graduate school).
Baquba, Iraq (NINA) -The Diyala police command has announced thwarting 20 terrorist and criminal plots in recent months targeting some officials and civilians.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 13, 1438, Aug 5, 2017, SPA -- Al-Batha customs officers have succeeded in thwarting an attempt of smuggling a quantity of 419,653 Captagon pills into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Arsal residents announces their innocence of car bomb, women Day of thwarting terrorism from Beirut to Bek AL-AKHBAR: Bloody Sunday: Is it thwarted?
But we have been thwarting and will thwart these conspiracies in future, he asserted.
In a cover letter to Mr Lenihan, Fr Faul said he hoped the Ambassador "will cease thwarting our efforts in the cause of justice and peace in the north of Ireland".
Notification also stated that congregations of Eid Prayer would be held inside Masajid and seminaries and directed to ensure tight security arrangements on the eve to avert thwarting incident.
Tiravanija succeeds by thwarting the curating of many of his objects: If his wok is not continually used it will rust or grow fungus; if his plants, his bamboo tree, are put into archival storage, they'll die.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) -- The Popular Crowd forces announced the killing of eight elements of Daesh in thwarting the attempt to infiltrate south of Kirkuk.