HyperDic: avoid

English > 5 senses of the word avoid:
VERBcommunicationavoidstay clear from
socialavoid, debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, ward offprevent the occurrence of
socialavoidrefrain from doing something
consumptionavoid, keep offrefrain from certain foods or beverages
socialavoid, invalidate, annul, quash, void, nullifydeclare invalid / invalid
avoid > pronunciation
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > avoid: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningStay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Her former friends now avoid her"
Entailed byostracize, ostraciseavoid speaking to or dealing with
Narrowerbypass, short-circuit, go around, get aroundavoid something unpleasant or laborious
get off, get away, get by, get out, escapeescape potentially unpleasant consequences
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
keep off, stay offRefrain from entering or walking onto
miss, escapefail to experience
shirkavoid / avoid dealing with
shun, eschewavoid and stay away from deliberately
shy away fromavoid / avoid having to deal with some unpleasant task
Oppositeconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Spanisheludir, evitar, sortear
Catalaneludir, evitar
Nounsavoidancedeliberately avoiding / avoiding
English > avoid: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningprevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening / happening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Let's avoid a confrontation"
Synonymsdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, ward off
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishalejar, atajar, capear, desviar, detener, eludir, esquivar, evitar, obviar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalaneludir, evitar, prevenir
Adjectivesavoidablecapable of being avoided / avoided or warded off
English > avoid: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningRefrain from doing something.
PatternSomebody ----s VERB-ing
Example "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"
Narrowerfiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickavoid (one's assigned duties)
Spanisheludir, evitar
Catalaneludir, evitar
English > avoid: 5 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningRefrain from certain foods or beverages.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
Synonymkeep off
Broaderabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
Spanisheludir, evitar
Catalaneludir, evitar, no provar
English > avoid: 5 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningdeclare invalid / invalid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsinvalidate, annul, quash, void, nullify
Narrowerbreakinvalidate by judicial action
set asideAnnul (a legal decision)
stet(printing) cancel, as of a correction or deletion
Broadercancel, strike downdeclare null and void
Oppositevalidate, formalize, formalisedeclare or make legally valid
Spanishanular, eludir, evitar, invalidar, revocar
Catalananul·lar, eludir, evitar, invalidar, revocar

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