verb (used with object)
Origin of circumvent
Examples from the Web for circumvent
Actually, the guessing game is over; the weddings have begun, as have weird attempts to circumvent our constitutional democracy.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Production relocation to Africa and South America have allowed Chinese enterprises to circumvent trade caps.
Instead, the report details an elaborate scheme to circumvent campaign finance laws.Ethics Office Sees Evidence Republican Congressman Broke the Law|Ben Jacobs|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mainstream media like Hurriyet published tips of how to circumvent the restriction.
In some cases, that allowed the Justice Department to circumvent mandatory minimums.How Eric Holder Got His Chance to Overhaul Broken Sentencing System|Daniel Klaidman|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I dismounted, and with Subhan sought to circumvent him; but he had put many a hundred yards between us.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
I learnt how to circumvent the Women's Rights woman before I was twenty- three: it's all been found out long ago.You Never Can Tell|George Bernard Shaw
But to circumvent any contingency to the contrary, he and Red remained to guard the house and discuss the situation.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
If she was biding her time or hoping to circumvent her father she must have had a prevision of success.The Portrait of a Lady|Henry James
Accordingly, he has devised a great many plans by which he endeavors—often successfully—to circumvent his hunters.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy|Frank Richard Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for circumvent
Word Origin for circumvent
Word Origin and History for circumvent
mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.