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Synonyms for avoid
əˈvɔɪd

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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"

    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

    "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. avoid(verb)

    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, avoid(verb)

    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, nullify(verb)

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. avoid(v)

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

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How to use avoid in a sentence?

  1. Richard Xu:

    We notice a rise in gold investment whenever there's concern over yuan depreciation, buying gold also helps investors avoid risks in equities. It serves double purposes.

  2. Shawn Nolan:

    The courts have made clear that the government cannot rush executions in order to avoid judicial review of the legality and constitutionality of its new execution procedure.

  3. Danyal Bayaz:

    In the financial crisis, we saw that government and finance were too interconnected. Ten years later, we don't want to have the same. We want a strict separation from politics and industry, it is important to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.

  4. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    What we are really trying to do here is avoid the massive disruption of closing everything down for two weeks the way China did, the way Italy is doing.

  5. Mark Rutte:

    It will take energy and money and manpower, but we can work toward a situation where there is more security in the region and we can avoid people boarding boats to Europe.


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