Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To get around; get the better of, as by craft.

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Usage examples "circumvent":

  1. " We must circumvent this. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. The provisions of the Federal Constitution, it was maintained, must yield to the " higher law," and if the Constitution could neither be altered nor bent to this end, means must be found to circumvent it. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
  3. Upon all these, during the siege, Mahommed Hassan had been a self- appointed spy, and had indirectly added to that knowledge which made David's decisive actions to circumvent intrigue and its consequences seem almost supernatural. - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.