Circumvent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɜːrkəmˈvent|  American pronunciation of the word circumvent
Brit.  |səːkəmˈvɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word circumvent


- surround so as to force to give up (syn: beleaguer, besiege, surround)
- beat through cleverness and wit (syn: beat, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach)
- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt)


We circumvented the problem by using a different program.

He found a way to circumvent the law.

These animals were easily circumvented and destroyed.

Roosevelt occasionally attempted to circumvent him.

The company opened an account abroad, in order to circumvent the tax laws.

We went north in order to circumvent the mountains.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: circumvent
he/she/it: circumvents
present participle: circumventing
past tense: circumvented
past participle: circumvented
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