debar vs forfend what difference

what is difference between debar and forfend

English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman debarrer

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈbɑː(ɹ)/

Verb

debar (third-person singular simple present debars, present participle debarring, simple past and past participle debarred)

  1. (transitive) To exclude or shut out; to bar.
    • As for the guides, they were debarred from the pleasure of discourse, the one being placed in the van, and the other obliged to bring up the rear.
  2. (transitive) to hinder or prevent.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 28:
      How can I then return in happy plight,
      That am debarr’d the benefit of rest?
  3. (US, law, transitive) To prohibit (a person or company that has been convicted of criminal acts in connection with a government program) from future participation in that program.

Usage notes

  • Sense 2 is not to be confused with disbar.

Derived terms

  • debarment

Translations

Anagrams

  • Bader, Beard, Breda, Debra, arbed, ardeb, bared, beard, bread

Ido

Etymology

Same as devar.

Verb

debar (present tense debas, past tense debis, future tense debos, imperative debez, conditional debus)

  1. to owe (something to someone), be under obligation (to someone, for something)

Conjugation

Paronyms

  • devar (should)


English

Etymology

From Middle English forfenden (to ward off, protect, prohibit), equivalent to for- +‎ fend.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːˈfɛnd/, /fə-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈfɛnd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd
  • Hyphenation: for‧fend

Verb

forfend (third-person singular simple present forfends, present participle forfending, simple past and past participle forfended)

  1. (archaic) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
    • 1594, Thomas Lodge, The Wounds of Civil War, act 4, scene 1, page 54:
      Clown: … You would know where Lord Anthonie is? I perceiue you. Shall I ſay he is in yond farme houſe? I deceiue you. Shall I tell you this wine is for him? the gods forfend, and ſo I end. Go fellow fighters theres a bob for ye.
    • 2008, Lew, short circuit operators, zbadnYZNaK6VM1zanZ2dnUVZ_r7inZ2d@comcast.com
      What? Multi-posting? Usenet Gods forfend!

Usage notes

  • Common usage of this word is predominantly confined to set expressions such as heaven forfend.

Translations

Anagrams

  • nroffed

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