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Meaning of CIRCUMVENT

Pronunciation:  `surkum'vent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
  2. [v]  beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  3. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
 

CIRCUMVENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: beat, beleaguer, besiege, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, hem in, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, surround
 
 See Also: assail, attack, avoid, blockade, ebb, exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, quibble, seal off, surmount, surpass

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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 Related Terms: avoid, baffle, balk, bamboozle, beat, befool, beg, beguile, betray, bilk, blast, bluff, brave, burke, bypass, cajole, challenge, cheat on, checkmate, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, close the circle, come full circle, compass, confound, confront, conjure, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, cycle, dash, deceive, defeat, defy, delude, describe a circle, destroy, detour, diddle, disappoint, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, disrupt, ditch, double, double-cross, dupe, elude, encircle, encompass, escape, evade, flank, flummox, foil, forestall, frustrate, gammon, get around, get away from, get out of, get round, girdle, girdle the globe, give the runaround, give the slip, go about, go around, go one better, go round, go the round, gull, gyre, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, juggle, knock the chocks, lap, let down, make a circuit, mock, nonplus, orbit, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver, outplay, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pass the buck, perplex, pigeon, play one false, put something over, revolve, round, ruin, sabotage, scotch, shake, shake off, shuffle out of, sidestep, skirt, snow, spike, spiral, spoil, stonewall, string along, stump, surround, take in, thwart, trick, two-time, upset, victimize, wheel
 

 

 

 

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