What is another word for avoid?

Synonyms for avoid
əˈvɔɪd

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term avoid.

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

Matched Categories

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. avoidverb

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

How to pronounce avoid?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say avoid in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1042bar
#1142move
#1372ensure
#1662block
#2036reduce
#2167prevent
#2215avoid
#2448void
#2806fly
#2964empty
#3439cancel
#3782journey
#3815reverse
#4409desert
#4430escape
#4499lift
#4626dodge
#5628proceed
#5808eliminate
#6027quit
#6377exclude
#6506bend
#7987preventing
#8574reject
#9863avoiding
#9957resist
#10105depart
#10257bypass
#10850avoided
#13027suspend
#14530abandon
#16207avoidance
#16588repeal
#17379migrate
#17539refrain
#19724avoids
#21866parry
#22918revoke
#29516forfeit
#30316distract
#30654avert
#31524shun
#32560evacuate
#33891circumvent
#34032invalidate
#34999overturn
#35306evade
#36540vacate
#39432negate
#39656neutralize
#41807relinquish
#44754deflect
#45132rescind
#47832forsake
#50188evita
#54755subdue
#56041repress
#64306elude
#65899nullify
#66240quash
#68256shirk
#75403forestall
#75568eschew
#79750obviate
#80071annul
#116275subjugate
#121624vitiate
#123666neutralise
#145048debar
#295290countermand
#332329forfend

How to use avoid in a sentence?

  1. Tim Read:

    Ideally Alistair Dove want to target invading microorganisms and avoid self targets, we’re going to see how the whale sharks may have solved that problem.

  2. Washington Post:

    This is how many North Koreans were using their phones. This was done in secret. They used code names to avoid saying North Korea.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    Just last year, the justices refused to step into the middle of the debate over partisan gerrymandering, finding ways to avoid ruling on the merits of a pair of cases arising out of Wisconsin and Maryland, the question is whether anything has changed such that we should expect something different in the two new cases The Supreme Court is going to hear in March.

  4. T.R. Threston:

    Social climbers are a bit like rats. You know you should avoid them, but, somehow one or two manage to sneak into your life anyhow.

  5. Kathy Miller:

    My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize. I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf, i have resigned as the volunteer campaign chair in Mahoning County and as an elector to the electoral college to avoid any unnecessary distractions.

Images & Illustrations of avoid

  1. avoid
    avoid
    avoid
    avoid
    avoid

Translations for avoid

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for avoid »

Translation

Find a translation for the avoid synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"avoid." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Jun 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/avoid>.

Discuss these avoid synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for avoid?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "spread out"?
    • A. unfold
    • B. concentrated
    • C. circularise
    • D. dissipate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for avoid: