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cir·cum·vent

 (sûr′kəm-vĕnt′)
tr.v. cir·cum·vent·ed, cir·cum·vent·ing, cir·cum·vents
1. To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
2. To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
3. To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: circumvented the bureaucratic red tape.

[Middle English circumventen, from Latin circumvenīre, circumvent- : circum-, circum- + venīre, to go, come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·vent′er, cir′cum·ven′tor n.
cir′cum·ven′tion n.
cir′cum·ven′tive adj.
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circumvent

(ˌsɜːkəmˈvɛnt)
vb (tr)
1. to evade or go around
2. to outwit
3. (Military) to encircle (an enemy) so as to intercept or capture
[C15: from Latin circumvenīre, from circum- + venīre to come]
ˌcircumˈventer, ˌcircumˈventor n
ˌcircumˈvention n
ˌcircumˈventive adj
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cir•cum•vent

(ˌsɜr kəmˈvɛnt, ˈsɜr kəmˌvɛnt)

v.t.
1. to go around or bypass: to circumvent the lake; to circumvent a problem.
2. to avoid by artfulness; elude: to circumvent defeat.
3. to surround or encompass, as by stratagem; entrap.
[1545–55; < Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenīre to come around, surround =circum- circum- + venīre to come]
cir`cum•vent′er, cir`cum•ven′tor, n.
cir`cum•ven′tion, n.
cir`cum•ven′tive, adj.
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circumvent


Past participle: circumvented
Gerund: circumventing

Imperative
circumvent
circumvent
Present
I circumvent
you circumvent
he/she/it circumvents
we circumvent
you circumvent
they circumvent
Preterite
I circumvented
you circumvented
he/she/it circumvented
we circumvented
you circumvented
they circumvented
Present Continuous
I am circumventing
you are circumventing
he/she/it is circumventing
we are circumventing
you are circumventing
they are circumventing
Present Perfect
I have circumvented
you have circumvented
he/she/it has circumvented
we have circumvented
you have circumvented
they have circumvented
Past Continuous
I was circumventing
you were circumventing
he/she/it was circumventing
we were circumventing
you were circumventing
they were circumventing
Past Perfect
I had circumvented
you had circumvented
he/she/it had circumvented
we had circumvented
you had circumvented
they had circumvented
Future
I will circumvent
you will circumvent
he/she/it will circumvent
we will circumvent
you will circumvent
they will circumvent
Future Perfect
I will have circumvented
you will have circumvented
he/she/it will have circumvented
we will have circumvented
you will have circumvented
they will have circumvented
Future Continuous
I will be circumventing
you will be circumventing
he/she/it will be circumventing
we will be circumventing
you will be circumventing
they will be circumventing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumventing
you have been circumventing
he/she/it has been circumventing
we have been circumventing
you have been circumventing
they have been circumventing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumventing
you will have been circumventing
he/she/it will have been circumventing
we will have been circumventing
you will have been circumventing
they will have been circumventing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumventing
you had been circumventing
he/she/it had been circumventing
we had been circumventing
you had been circumventing
they had been circumventing
Conditional
I would circumvent
you would circumvent
he/she/it would circumvent
we would circumvent
you would circumvent
they would circumvent
Past Conditional
I would have circumvented
you would have circumvented
he/she/it would have circumvented
we would have circumvented
you would have circumvented
they would have circumvented
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumvent - surround so as to force to give upcircumvent - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
seal off, blockade - impose a blockade on
ebb - hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
2.circumvent - beat through cleverness and witcircumvent - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
3.circumvent - 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"
beg - dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
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circumvent

verb
1. (Formal) evade, bypass, elude, steer clear of, sidestep Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
2. outwit, trick, mislead, thwart, deceive, dupe, beguile, outflank, hoodwink It is a veiled attempt to change gun laws by circumventing legislators.
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circumvent

verb
1. To pass around but not through:
2. To keep away from:
Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep clear of.
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Translations

circumvent

[ˌsɜːkəmˈvent] VT [+ law, rule] → burlar; [+ difficulty, obstacle] → salvar, evitar
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circumvent

[ˌsɜːrkəmˈvɛnt] vt [+ rule, restriction] → contourner
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circumvent

vtumgehen
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circumvent

[ˌsɜːkəmˈvɛnt] vt (frm) (rule) → aggirare
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References in classic literature ?
Here are plots and circumventions, parties and factions, equal to those which are to be found in courts.
what have I not known the young, and the delicate, and the virtuous, and the modest, to undergo, in my time, among the horrifications and circumventions of Indian warfare!
So utterly lost was he to all sense of reverence for the many marvels of their majestic bulk and mystic ways; and so dead to anything like an apprehension of any possible danger from encountering them; that in his poor opinion, the wondrous whale was but a species of magnified mouse, or at least water-rat, requiring only a little circumvention and some small application of time and trouble in order to kill and boil.
Well, what can't be done by main courage, in war, must be done by circumvention. Put on the skin; I doubt not you can play the bear nearly as well as myself."
Come in at once to your lessons!" Or, at a different period, "Ou etes-vous donc, petite sotte?" Or at yet another period, "Warte nur, wenn ich dich erst habe!" As the voices came round one corner, I whisked in my noiseless clothes round the next, and it was only Fraulein Wundermacher, a person of resource, who discovered that all she needed for my successful circumvention was galoshes.
'Behind the statistics are harrowing stories of victims, kin, and survivors of massacres, extrajudicial killings, displacements, and circumventions of civil liberties and other fundamental freedoms,' he said.
In interpreting the DMCA, the court looked to both language and structure, holding that it is "clear that [section] 1201 applies only to circumventions reasonably related to protected rights." (129) Thus, companies that traffic in devices that bypass technological measures placed within copyrighted materials do not violate the antitrafticking provisions unless the devices facilitate copyright infringement.
The Border Patrol uses patrols and technology to detect and respond to circumventions, but officials said that other priorities sometimes precluded positioning more than a minimum number of agents on checkpoint circumvention routes.
Suggested strategies for carrying our each recommendation are included, identifying potential roadblocks to implementation that may be encountered and possible circumventions. Technical details about the studies that support the recommendations are provided.
First, they potentially make FASB gun shy, and less proactive, because understandably FASB has to take a defensive position in response to such circumventions. Second, they consume FASB's time and resources in fighting unnecessary battles.
On the other hand, the DMCA recognizes that fair-use-like circumventions should be lawful.
RIYADH, January 08, 2019, SPA -- Members of the Yemeni parliament have demanded the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths to take and declare a clear stance towards the Houthi circumvention of the Stockholm Agreement.