Synonyms for circumvent:
pass by, stay away, circumnavigate.
bypass, stay away.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
fool, mislead (verb)
Usage examples for circumvent:
- But were not European Primitives and Buddhists similarly bound, and did they not contrive to circumvent their doctrinal limitations? - "Since Cézanne", Clive Bell.
- You waken the boys quietly, and tell 'em to be on the look out, and I 'll follow the old woman and see if I can't circumvent her little tricks. - "The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas", Mary Gaunt.
- The shamefu' villain took gude care to prevent that, but I can circumvent him, for a' that, gin ye will help me, Mrs. Brown. - "The Lost Lady of Lone", E.D.E.N. Southworth.