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Definitions of circumvent

  1. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To gain an advantage over by deception. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To come round or outwit a person: to deceive or cheat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. CIRCUMVENTION. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To out wit; deceive; baffle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To get around; get the better of, as by craft. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To overreach; to outwit; to deceive; to cheat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To gain advantage over another by deceit; to outwit; to cheat; to impose on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. s[.e]r-kum-vent', v.t. to come round or outwit a person: to deceive or cheat.--n. CIRCUMVEN'TION.--adj. CIRCUMVENT'IVE, deceiving by artifices. [L. ven[=i]re, to come.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Entrap; overreach, outwit. So circumvention n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Fraud, imposture, cheat, delusion. Complete Dictionary
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