What does the word circumvent mean?

Usage examples for circumvent

  1. " We must circumvent this. – Old Fritz and the New Era by 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 by 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 by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009