to prevent something bad from happening or to postpone something bad from happening until later
– Let’s get you a snack to stave off your hunger until dinner.
– We are looking for additional financing to stave off bankruptcy.
– I guess we need to make the decision now, although I was hoping to stave off making this decision until later.
– We are looking for a way to stave off our competitors from entering our market.
fend, repel, prevent, stall
attract, bring in, collect
1. to formally declare as true; 2. to say yes or agree to something; 3. to confirm something as valid; 4. to establish or strengthen with facts or evidence.
– The committee affirmed its unanimous support for the proposal.
– Jim’s therapist advised him to repeat the affirmation, “I am a good person,” several times a day.
– I won’t be able to affirm whether his statements were true until I hear from the witnesses.
– The animal rescue group has affirmed its commitment to saving the lives of lost and homeless pets.
attest, avow, declare, validate,
deny, refute, debate