Circumvent Definition

sûrkəm-vĕnt
circumvented, circumventing
verb
circumvented, circumventing
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap.
Webster's New World
To surround or circle around.
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To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity.
Webster's New World
To avoid or evade.
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The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
Finding a clever way to get around a large crowd is an example of circumvent.
Seagulls circling around a couple picnicing on the beach is an example of to circumvent.
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Origin of Circumvent

  • Middle English circumventen from Latin circumvenīre circumvent- circum- circum- venīre to go, come gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin circum (“about”) + venire (“to come”)

    From Wiktionary

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