Synonyms to keep from

abstain, abnegate, abstain from, avoid, constrain, cop out, curb, decline, dispense with, do without, duck the issue, eschew, evade, evade the issue, forbear, forgo, hold, hold aloof from, hold back, hold off, keep, keep back, keep in hand, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, not use, pass up, refrain, refrain from, refuse, reject, reserve, save, shun, sit it out, spare, spurn, stand aloof from, stand neuter, straddle, trim, waive, withhold, anticipate, announce, antecede, antedate, anticipation, apprehend, approach, avert, await, bar, be before, be destined, be early, be fated, be imminent, be to be, be to come, come, come before, come on, contemplate, count on, debar, deflect, deter, discourage, dishearten, divine, draw near, draw on, dread, envisage, envision, estop, exclude, expect, expectation, face, fend, fend off, forbid, forecast, foreclose, foreglimpse, foreknow, forerun, foresee, forestall, foretaste, foretell, get ahead of, go before, go off half-cocked, have in mind, help, herald, hope, intercept, jump the gun, keep off, lie ahead, look ahead, look beyond, look for