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  Words related to avoid

Related / Similar Words: keep off, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, ward off, invalidate, annul, quash, void, nullify

 

Definition:
  • stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her";
  • refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day";
  • prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike";
  • refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife''s memoires";
  • declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea";

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    Hyponyms: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, miss, escape, get off, get away, get by, get out, bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around, keep off, stay off, shirk, shy away from, shun, eschew, fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick, break, stet

     

    Derivational Morphology: avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging, obviation, forestalling, preclusion, invalidator, voider, nullifier, nullification, override, nothingness, void, nullity, annulment, invalidation

     

    Language Translations:
    Dutch: mijden   Finnish: välttää  
    French: éviter   German: vermeiden  
    Greek: αποφεύγω   Italian: evitare  
    Japanese: 避ける   Latin: vitare  
    Polish: unikać   Russian: избегать  
    Spanish: evitar   Swedish: undvika  
     
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