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