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Synonyms for avoid
əˈvɔɪdavoid

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avoid

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avoidverb

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

    "Her former friends now avoid her"

    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 offverb

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    face up, face, confront

  3. avoidverb

    refrain from doing something

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

    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, avoidverb

    refrain from certain foods or beverages

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

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

    Antonyms:
    face up, confront, face

  5. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullifyverb

    declare invalid

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    confront, face, face up

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  1. avoidverb

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

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How to use avoid in a sentence?

  1. Julia Glade Bender:

    So all of those healthy lifestyle ideas that we try to teach everybody become of paramount importance to a cancer survivor, so the basics; good nutrition, exercise, don’t smoke, avoid the sun and do those screening procedures that we know are very important to adults like mammograms and pap smears.

  2. Damian Hinds:

    If we move quickly this week and we get this deal over the line it is still possible that we may be able to avoid having to have those European Parliament elections (in May).

  3. Justin Thomas:

    I thought the way the club was going to hit the tree it was gong to break and I'd have to avoid a nine-iron the rest of the day but it didn't break, it hit near the hosel and sent a little shock up my arm.

  4. Coralie Pring:

    This might be because poor people feel powerless to stand up against a corrupt official, or because rich people use their connections to avoid paying such bribes.

  5. House Jackson:

    If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will continue my present practice of using a recusal list to identify and avoid potential conflicts.


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