HyperDic: circumvent

English > 3 senses of the word circumvent:
VERBcompetitioncircumvent, besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem insurround so as to force to give up
competitioncircumvent, outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beatbeat through cleverness and wit
communicationcircumvent, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
circumvent > pronunciation
Soundsser.kahmveh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > circumvent: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningSurround so as to force to give up.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsbesiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in
Narrowerblockade, seal offimpose a blockade on
ebbhem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishasediar, cercar, sitiar
Catalanassetjar
English > circumvent: 3 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningBeat through cleverness and wit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsoutwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat
Broadersurpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformBe or do something to a greater degree
Similar tobeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishburlar
English > circumvent: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshedge, fudge, evade, put off, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar
Nounscircumventionthe act of evading by going around

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