What are some opposite words for avoid?

Antonyms for avoid
əˈvɔɪd

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term avoid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avoid(verb)

    stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

    "Her former friends now avoid her"

    Antonyms:
    face up, confront, face

    Synonyms:
    deflect, head off, obviate, forfend, forefend, keep off, nullify, stave off, fend off, annul, void, debar, invalidate, ward off, quash, avert

  2. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Antonyms:
    face up, face, confront

    Synonyms:
    forfend, eliminate, avert, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

  3. avoid(verb)

    refrain from doing something

    "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"

    Antonyms:
    face up, face, confront

    Synonyms:
    deflect, head off, obviate, forfend, forefend, keep off, nullify, stave off, fend off, annul, void, debar, invalidate, ward off, quash, avert

  4. keep off, avoid(verb)

    refrain from certain foods or beverages

    "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"

    Antonyms:
    face up, confront, face

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avert, ward off, keep off, annul, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, debar, head off, forefend, nullify, quash, deflect, stay off, void

  5. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)

    declare invalid

    "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

    Antonyms:
    confront, face, face up

    Synonyms:
    ward off, empty, fend off, keep off, quash, keep down, neutralize, annul, overturn, lift, neutralise, head off, nullify, deflect, stave off, rescind, subjugate, evacuate, reduce, avert, vitiate, repeal, invalidate, debar, forefend, negate, forfend, reverse, obviate, revoke, vacate, subdue, cancel, void, countermand, repress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avoid

    Antonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Synonyms:
    abandon, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avoid

    Antonyms:
    seek, court, approach, accost, address, affect

    Synonyms:
    quit, shun, abandon, desert, forsake, relinquish, fly, eschew, elude, dodge, escape, shirk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. avoid(v)

    Synonyms:
    evade, shun, elude, eschew, shirk, parry

Editors Contribution

  1. encounter

    to come upon or meet with

    Submitted by rinat on December 9, 2015  

How to use avoid in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason and we shouldn't avoid it for a political reason.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    I try to just avoid ruling things out when there's others who are in control.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Mauro Moretti:

    We have changed from a diversified company to a more focused and balanced business portfolio, being much more selective to avoid losses.

  4. Robert Tauxe:

    Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, it is critically important to avoid buying or eating romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing area so you can protect yourself and your family.

  5. Johnny Heald:

    Despite the impending vote on Brexit, significantly more people report to have felt further removed from Europe over the last twelve months than closer to it, if the Prime Minister is to avoid disaster on his watch someone needs to start convincing the public very soon on why we should remain a part of the EU.

How to pronounce avoid?

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How to say avoid in sign language?

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