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circumvent


circumvent

verb

Definition of CIRCUMVENT

1
to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <employees who try to circumvent the company's dress code>
Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
2
to avoid by going around <circumvented the traffic jam by taking an alternate route>
3
to travel completely around <most casual joggers will be able to circumvent the reservoir without too much of a strain>

March 05, 2015
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