Meaning of circumvent in English:

circumvent

Pronunciation /səːkəmˈvɛnt/

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verb

[with object]
  • 1Find a way around (an obstacle)

    • ‘if you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it’
    avoid, get round, find a way round, evade, get past, bypass, sidestep, dodge
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    1. 1.1Overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way.
      ‘I found it quite easy to circumvent security’
      • ‘it was always possible to circumvent the regulations’
      avoid, get round, find a way round, evade, get past, bypass, sidestep, dodge
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    2. 1.2archaic Deceive; outwit.
      • ‘he's circumvented her with some of his stories’
      avoid, get round, find a way round, evade, get past, bypass, sidestep, dodge
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Origin

Late Middle English from Latin circumvent- ‘skirted around’, from the verb circumvenire, from circum ‘around’ + venire ‘come’.