avoid synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms 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

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

    Antonyms:
    face up, confront, face

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

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, 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

    Antonyms:
    face up, face, confront

  3. avoid(verb)

    refrain from doing something

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

    Antonyms:
    face up, face, confront

  4. keep off, avoid(verb)

    refrain from certain foods or beverages

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

    Antonyms:
    face up, confront, face

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

    declare invalid

    Synonyms:
    ward off, empty, fend off, keep off, avoid, 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

    Antonyms:
    confront, face, face up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avoid

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avoid(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    SHUN, or denoting care only without positive exertion), eschew, escape, blink, elude, keep away from, keep aloof from, keep out of the way of, withdraw from, keep clear of, be shy of, fight shy of, have nothing to do with

  2. avoid(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    forbear, help, refrain from

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

prevent, avoiding, avert, avoided, avoidance, evade, preventing, avoids, escape, circumvent, refrain, obviate, shirk, eschew, avertany, evita, ensure, bypass, forestall



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