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bypass

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bypass

  1. 1 to avoid by going around we can bypass the traffic jam if we take this other road Synonyms of bypass detour, circumnavigate, circumvent, skirtWords Related to bypass leapfrog; avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, shake, shunNear Antonyms of bypass confront, face, meet; accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome

  2. 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 of bypass neglect, disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Words Related to bypass fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms of bypass appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms of bypass attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  3. 3 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness you can bypass the graduation requirements if you do enough extra credit Synonyms of bypass beat, circumvent, dodge, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirtWords Related to bypass 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 of bypass accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms of bypass comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe



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