What is another word for ward off?

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To fend off or defend against something hostile
“Alcibiades urged the Spartans to send troops and supplies in order that the Syracusans and their allies be better equipped to ward off the invaders.”
To avert or prevent the occurrence of
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“These functions include helping the body to improve heart health, to detoxify, and to ward off diabetes, epilepsy, and cystic fibrosis.”
To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
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To protect the state of someone or something
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To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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