How to avoid "avoid"
It’s human nature to avoid things. Steering clear of dangerous phenomena like lions, volcanoes, or large boulders has helped us stay alive. But we also tend to stay away from less life-threatening activities like math homework, DMV visits, or phone calls with family. By either measure: avoiding things is an integral part of life, and knowing different ways to say "avoid" can only benefit us as a species
So the next time you need to wriggle out of obligations or explain an absence, use one of the following terms. And, as always, feel free to visit Thesaurus.com for even more avoid alternatives, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.