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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. Mario Diaz-Balart:

    The expansion of regularly scheduled flights to Cuba is an obvious attempt to circumvent the tourism ban, similarly, allowing cruises to dock in Cuba would violate both the spirit and the letter of U.S. law. Increased travel to Cuba directly funds the individuals and institutions that oppress the Cuban people.

  2. 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.

  3. Stephen Diamond:

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

  4. John McCain:

    They are trying to intentionally or unintentionally circumvent the intent of the law.

  5. Ken Paxton:

    As federal courts have already ruled three times, there are limits to the President's authority, and those limits enacted by Congress were exceeded when the President unilaterally sought to grant 'lawful presence' to more than 4 million unauthorized aliens who are in this country unlawfully, 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.

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