Synonyms of 'fend'

anticipate, arm, armor, bar, Block, bulwark, champion, check, copyright, counter, cover, cushion, defend, deflect, deter, dishearten, divert, ensure, exclude, fence, forbid, forestall, guarantee, guard, haven, help, hinder, hold off, insure, keep, keep from, keep off, make out, nestle, obstruct, patent, police, prevent, prohibit, protect, put back, rebuff, register, repel, resist, safeguard, save, secure, shelter, shield, shroud, stave off, stop, underwrite, ward off, debar, cloak, bless, avert, screen, repulse, preclude, Parry, obviate, harbor, foreclose, estop, discourage