circumvent definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
    • To go around; bypass: circumvented the town.
    • To avoid or bypass by artful maneuvering: She in the pipeline an approach to circumvent all the bureaucratic red-tape.
    • to achieve advantage on by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to obtain around.
    • To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
    • going around; bypass: circumvented the city.
    • in order to prevent or circumvent by artful maneuvering: She in the pipeline ways to circumvent all the bureaucratic red-tape.
    • to achieve advantage on by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; getting around.
  • verb:
    • to avoid or bypass one thing; to sidestep
    • to surround or besiege
    • to outwit or outsmart
    • eliminate or try to avoid rewarding, answering, or performing (responsibilities, questions, or problems)
    • beat through cleverness and wit
    • surround so as to force to quit
    • to prevent or bypass one thing; to bypass
    • to encircle or besiege
    • to outwit or outsmart
    • eliminate or stay away from satisfying, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    • beat through cleverness and wit
    • surround to be able to force to quit
  • others:
    • to achieve advantage on by artfulness, stratagem, or deception; defeat or have the much better of by cunning; circumvent; outwit; overreach: because, to circumvent a person's opponents.
    • Synonyms See cheat.
    • to achieve advantage on by artfulness, stratagem, or deception; defeat or get the better of by cunning; bypass; outwit; overreach: because, to circumvent an individual's opponents.
    • Synonyms See cheat.

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