verb (used with object)
Origin of circumvent
Synonyms for circumvent
Related Words for circumventedprevent, thwart, deceive, stymie, avoid, sidestep, evade, bypass, skirt, cramp, stump, ensnare, elude, beguile, queer, outflank, outwit, circumnavigate, disappoint, crimp
Examples from the Web for circumvented
Historical Examples of circumvented
These notaries now advise as to the best way the law may be circumvented.
To be circumvented by cunning must ever be the fate, but never the disgrace, of the artless.'A Description of Millenium Hall
Ben here told me how she circumvented him at the Astor House over in York.Ben's Nugget
Horatio, Jr. Alger
Guards and patrols could be evaded, or circumvented, but the hounds could not.Andersonville, Volume 2
Peter had circumvented him by marrying Lucy; the time had arrived for him to overcome Peter.Barbara Lynn
Emily J. Jenkinson
Word Origin 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.