verb (used with object)
- circumvallate papilla,
- circumventricular organ,
Origin of circumvent
Examples from the Web for circumvention
Now in this latter attempt, the subtilty of his circumvention, hath indirectly obtained the former.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
I wager he is easy enough to be caught by circumvention—put me in the open with him.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
These secret methods called into exercise counter means as those of circumvention.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
And even in dreams her genius invented fresh expedients, wrote notes of apology, or made speeches of circumvention.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
It was resolved, “by treachery and circumvention, by fire and the sword, utterly to exterminate the Protestants over Christendom.”Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I (of 2)|Henry Glassford Bell
Word Origin for circumvent
early 15c., from Latin circumventionem (nominative circumventio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumvenire "to get around" (see 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.