Synonyms of ward something off in English:

ward something off

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1‘Candy held up her hands as though warding off a blow’

parry, avert, deflect, block, turn aside, defend oneself against, guard against, evade, avoid, dodge

2‘garlands of turmeric and garlic are worn to ward off evil spirits’

avert, rebuff, rebut, keep at bay, keep at arm's length, fend off, stave off, oppose, resist, prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede, foil, frustrate, thwart, check, balk, stop, head off