circumvent

circumvent
Synonyms and related words:
avoid, baffle, balk, bamboozle, beat, befool, beg, beguile, betray, bilk, blast, bluff, brave, burke, bypass, cajole, challenge, cheat on, checkmate, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, close the circle, come full circle, compass, confound, confront, conjure, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, cycle, dash, deceive, defeat, defy, delude, describe a circle, destroy, detour, diddle, disappoint, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, disrupt, ditch, double, double-cross, dupe, elude, encircle, encompass, escape, evade, flank, flummox, foil, forestall, frustrate, gammon, get around, get away from, get out of, get round, girdle, girdle the globe, give the runaround, give the slip, go about, go around, go one better, go round, go the round, gull, gyre, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, knock the chocks, lap, let down, make a circuit, mock, nonplus, orbit, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pass the buck, perplex, pigeon, play one false, put something over, revolve, round, ruin, sabotage, scotch, shake, shake off, shuffle out of, sidestep, skirt, snow, spike, spiral, spoil, stonewall, string along, stump, surround, take in, thwart, trick, two-time, upset, victimize, wheel

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  • circumvent — I verb avoid doing, be cunning, be sly, beguile, bypass, circonvenir, circumscribere, circumvenire, cloak, conceal, confuse, contravene, contrive, counteract, counterwork, cover, deceive, defeat, defraud, delude, devise, disrupt, elude, escape,… …   Law dictionary

  • Circumvent — Cir cum*vent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumventing}.] [L. circumventis, p. p. of circumvenire, to come around, encompass, deceive; circum + venire to come, akin to E. come.] To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumvent — (v.) mid 15c., to surround by hostile stratagem, from L. circumventus, pp. of circumvenire to get around, encircle, surround, in transferred sense to oppress, assail, cheat, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + venire to come (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumvent — outwit, baffle, balk, *frustrate, thwart, foil Analogous words: forestall, anticipate, *prevent: evade, *escape, elude, avoid: trick, befool, hoodwink, *dupe Antonyms: conform (to laws, orders): cooperate (with persons) Con …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • circumvent — [v] fool, mislead avoid, beat, beguile, bilk, bypass, circumnavigate, cramp, crimp, deceive, detour, disappoint, dodge, dupe, elude, ensnare, entrap, escape, evade, foil, frustrate, get around, hoodwink, outflank, outwit, overreach, prevent,… …   New thesaurus

  • circumvent — ► VERB ▪ find a way around (an obstacle). DERIVATIVES circumvention noun. ORIGIN Latin circumvenire skirt around …   English terms dictionary

  • circumvent — [sʉr΄kəm vent′, sʉr′kəm vent΄] vt. [< L circumventus, pp. of circumvenire < circum, around + venire,COME] 1. to surround or circle around 2. to surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap 3. to get the better of or prevent from… …   English World dictionary

  • circumvent — circumventer, circumventor, n. circumvention, n. circumventive, adj. /serr keuhm vent , serr keuhm vent /, v.t. 1. to go around or bypass: to circumvent the lake; to circumvent the real issues. 2. to avoid (defeat …   Universalium

  • circumvent — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)kəmve̱nt[/t]] circumvents, circumventing, circumvented 1) VERB If someone circumvents a rule or restriction, they avoid having to obey the rule or restriction, in a clever and perhaps dishonest way. [FORMAL] [V n] Military planners… …   English dictionary

  • circumvent — UK [ˌsɜː(r)kəmˈvent] / US [ˌsɜrkəmˈvent] / US [ˈsɜrkəmˌvent] verb [transitive] Word forms circumvent : present tense I/you/we/they circumvent he/she/it circumvents present participle circumventing past tense circumvented past participle… …   English dictionary

  • circumvent — cir•cum•vent [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈvɛnt, ˈsɜr kəmˌvɛnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to go around or bypass: to circumvent the lake; to circumvent a problem[/ex] 2) to avoid by artfulness; elude: to circumvent defeat[/ex] 3) to surround or encompass, as by stratagem;… …   From formal English to slang

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