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  Definition of avoid
  1. stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
  2. refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
  3. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
  4. refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife''s memoires"
  5. declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
Similar Words: keep off, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, ward off, invalidate, annul, quash, void, nullify

 

Hyponyms: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, miss, escape, get off, get away, get by, get out, bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around, keep off, stay off, shirk, shy away from, shun, eschew, fiddle, shrink from, goldbrick, break, stet

 

Derivational Morphology: avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging, obviation, forestalling, preclusion, invalidator, voider, nullifier, nullification, override, nothingness, void, nullity, annulment, invalidation

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: mijden   Finnish: välttää  
French: éviter   German: vermeiden  
Greek: αποφεύγω   Italian: evitare  
Japanese: 避ける   Latin: vitare  
Polish: unikać   Russian: избегать  
Spanish: evitar   Swedish: undvika  
 
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