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circumvent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of circumvent

  1. 1 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness employees who try to circumvent the company's dress code Synonyms of circumvent beat, bypass, dodge, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirt Words Related to circumvent 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 circumvent accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur Antonyms of circumvent comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

  2. 2 to avoid by going around circumvented the traffic jam by taking an alternate route Synonyms of circumvent bypass, circumnavigate, detour, skirtWords Related to circumvent leapfrog; avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, shake, shunNear Antonyms of circumvent confront, face, meet; accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome

  3. 3 to travel completely around most casual joggers will be able to circumvent the reservoir without too much of a strain Synonyms of circumvent circle, circuit, circumnavigate, encircle, compass, girdle, orbit, ring, roundWords Related to circumvent circumambulate, cross, perambulate, traverse



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