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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. Matthew Horton:

    It's easier to avoid some laws and red flags if you're wiring small amounts of money, a family is also more likely to have smaller amounts of money on hand or get access to those funds more easily, especially after bank hours.

  2. C. S. Lewis:

    Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Life feels good to a person who could avoid watching news channels, better if sees it never and the best when neither ever watches it nor meets those people who see & discuss often news topics & politics.

  4. Bakhita Ibrahim:

    I have to wake up at dawn to get bread to avoid big crowds.

  5. Sun Jianguo:

    The prerequisite for win-win cooperation is mutual trust, (We) hope the U.S. side can pay great attention to China's concerns, earnestly respect our core interests, avoid words and actions that harm bilateral ties, and reduce activities which cause misunderstandings or misjudgements.

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