Synonyms and Antonyms of bypass
1 to avoid by going around <we can bypass the traffic jam if we take this other road> Synonyms detour, circumnavigate, circumvent, skirtRelated Words leapfrog; avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, shake, shunNear Antonyms confront, face, meet; accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome
2 to fail to give proper attention to <a serious news event that was bypassed by the mainstream media so that they could concentrate on celebrity gossip> Synonyms neglect, disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Related Words fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)
3 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <you can bypass the graduation requirements if you do enough extra credit> Synonyms beat, circumvent, dodge, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirtRelated Words avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
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