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Synonyms for circumvent

Synonyms for (verb) circumvent

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something Usage: Her former friends now avoid her

Synonyms: outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, beat Definition: beat through cleverness and wit Usage: I beat the traffic; She outfoxed her competitors

Similar words: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, exceed, surmount, surpass Definition: be or do something to a greater degree Usage: her performance surpasses that of any other student I know; She outdoes all other athletes; This exceeds all my expectations; This car outperforms all others in its class

Synonyms: beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, surround, hem in Definition: surround so as to force to give up Usage: The Turks besieged Vienna

Similar words: assail, attack Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week