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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 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. 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. 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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