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Synonyms for avoid

Synonyms for (verb) avoid

Synonyms: keep off, avoid Definition: refrain from certain foods or beverages Usage: I keep off drugs; During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day

Similar words: desist, abstain, refrain Definition: choose not to consume Usage: I abstain from alcohol

Synonyms: forefend, forfend, fend off, stave off, avert, avoid, obviate, debar, deflect, ward off, head off Definition: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening Usage: Let's avoid a confrontation; head off a confrontation; avert a strike

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms: void, avoid, annul, invalidate, nullify, quash Definition: declare invalid Usage: The contract was annulled; void a plea

Similar words: strike down, cancel Definition: declare null and void; make ineffective Usage: Cancel the election results; strike down a law