Circumvent | IELTS Vocabulary

Circumvent (verb)

To circumvent is to go around or circumnavigate.

Circumvent can also mean bypass, avoid, elude, escape or outwit.

Example sentences

  • The pilot circumvented the storm by flying further south.
  • The smugglers tried to circumvent the law.
  • He circumvented the blow by lowering his head.

When you circumvent something you try to avoid or find a way around it.

Antonyms of this word are: face, confront, meet, meet head on.

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