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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:

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

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How to use circumvent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Amanda Miller:

    We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices, if any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    The court should affirm what President Obama said himself on more than 20 occasions: that he cannot unilaterally rewrite congressional laws and circumvent the people's representatives.

  4. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

    Do I think justice was served ? No. What do I think justice is ? I think this city is still owed an apology, i've been Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson now for about 31 years. When I came on this job, I came on with my honor, my integrity and my reputation. If somebody accused me of doing anything that would circumvent that, I would want my day in court, period, to clear my name. I've heard that( Smollett's camp) wanted their day in court with TV cameras so America could know the truth, even though they chose to hide behind secrecy and broker a deal to circumvent the judicial system.

  5. Rahm Emanuel:

    When I came on this job, I came on with my honor, my integrity, and my reputation, if someone accused me of doing anything that would circumvent that then I would want my day in court to clear my name.


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