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Synonyms for circumvent
ˌsɜr kəmˈvɛnt, ˈsɜr kəmˌvɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent(verb)

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fudge, outfox, surround, palisade, dodge, tease, overreach, sidestep, hedge, put off, skirt, badger, wall, parry, border, bug, fence in, besiege, beat, smother, outwit, elude, ring, outsmart, evade, beleaguer, duck, hem in, pester, environ

  2. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent(verb)

    beat through cleverness and wit

    "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"

    Synonyms:
    baffle, exhaust, stupefy, elude, stick, perplex, vanquish, get, mystify, outfox, fudge, flummox, beat, surround, outwit, tick, sidestep, hem in, nonplus, trounce, besiege, pulsate, drum, parry, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, duck, beat out, dodge, gravel, thump, evade, ticktack, put off, thrum, hedge, outmaneuver, ticktock, amaze, quiver, outmanoeuvre, pound, work over, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, beleaguer, wash up, skirt, outsmart, pose, scramble, shell

  3. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

    Synonyms:
    put over, set back, dip, turn off, confuse, sidestep, cook, douse, overreach, beat, surround, dishearten, hold over, hem in, environ, defer, outfox, deflect, parry, dodge, remit, fake, duck, border, flurry, prorogue, block, outsmart, hedge, manipulate, put off, evade, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, elude, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circumvent

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, entrap, outwit, diplomatize

    Antonyms:
    force, subjugate, reduce, compel, circumvention

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circumvent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deceive, cheat, defraud, trick, cozen, overreach, delude, hoodwink, dupe, gull, bamboozle, chouse, outwit, diddle, beguile, mislead, inveigle, impose upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "circumvent":

    bypass, evade, sidestep, side-step, avoid, shirk, by-pass, dodge, escape, neutralize

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How to use circumvent in a sentence?

  1. Richard Hughes:

    It also appears to this counsel those change were made in some attempt to circumvent the court's orders and may have raised to the level of interference against court's orders.

  2. Nicole Hudgens:

    It's appalling that the city of Austin doubled down on its policies to' save the trees, kill the children,' this budget amendment is a political stunt attempting to circumvent the law, and if the city really wants to help women, they need to lower their taxes.

  3. Stephen Diamond:

    Any attempt by Musk to circumvent the process will be much more easily policed.

  4. Phil Neuenfeldt:

    If right-to-work was any good for this state, we wouldn't see it being... passed this quickly in an attempt to circumvent democracy.

  5. Kevin Feldis:

    Nobody knows exactly how much oily waste is illegally dumped from ships, but as this case demonstrates, a determined engineer with a few pieces of equipment who does not have proper oversight can easily circumvent the pollution prevention equipment onboard vessels.


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