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circumvent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumvent  \Cir`cum*vent"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Circumvented}; 
  p.  pr  vb  n.  {Circumventing}.]  [L.  circumventis  p.  p.  of 
  circumvenire  to  come  around  encompass,  deceive;  circum  + 
  venire  to  come  akin  to  E.  come.] 
  To  gain  advantage  over  by  arts,  stratagem,  or  deception;  to 
  decieve;  to  delude;  to  get  around 
 
  I  circumvented  whom  I  could  not  gain.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumvent 
  v  1:  lay  siege  to  [syn:  {besiege},  {beleaguer},  {surround},  {hem 
  in}] 
  2:  beat  through  cleverness  and  wit;  "I  beat  the  traffic";  "She 
  outfoxed  her  competitors"  [syn:  {outwit},  {overreach},  {outsmart}, 
  {outfox},  {beat}] 
  3:  avoid  or  try  to  avoid,  as  of  duties,  questions  and  issues; 
  "He  dodged  the  issue"  [syn:  {hedge},  {fudge},  {evade},  {put 
  off},  {parry},  {elude},  {skirt},  {dodge},  {duck},  {sidestep}] 




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