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Circumvent meaning in English

Meaning of Circumvent in English

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Circumvent

see synonyms of circumvent

Verb

1. beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in, surround

surround so as to force to give up

Example Sentences:
'The Turks besieged Vienna'

2. beat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach

beat through cleverness and wit

Example Sentences:
'I beat the traffic'
'She outfoxed her competitors'

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

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

Example Sentences:
'He dodged the issue'
'she skirted the problem'
'They tend to evade their responsibilities'
'he evaded the questions skillfully'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Circumvent

see synonyms of circumvent
verb (transitive)
1. 
to evade or go around
2. 
to outwit
3. 
to encircle (an enemy) so as to intercept or capture

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Circumvent

see synonyms of circumvent
verb transitive
1. 
to surround or circle around
2. 
to surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
3. 
to get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity

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Circumvent

see synonyms of circumvent
tr.v. cir·cum·vent·ed, cir·cum·vent·ing, cir·cum·vents
1. To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
2. To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: circumvented the bureaucratic red tape.
3. To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.

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