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Definitions and Synonyms of circumvent | Another word for circumvent | What is circumvent?

Definition 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where circumvent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for circumvent in the sense of this definition

(circumvent is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of circumvent ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of circumvent ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 2: beat through cleverness and wit - [verb of competition]

Samples where circumvent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I beat the traffic
  • She outfoxed her competitors

Synonyms for circumvent in the sense of this definition

(circumvent is a kind of ...) be or do something to a greater degree

"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know" "She outdoes all other athletes" "This exceeds all my expectations" "This car outperforms all others in its class"

(circumvent has a similar meaning as ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 3: surround so as to force to give up - [verb of competition]

Samples where circumvent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Turks besieged Vienna

Synonyms for circumvent in the sense of this definition

(circumvent is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of circumvent ) impose a blockade on

(... is a kind of circumvent ) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

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