Definition of circumvent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    circumvent

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈvɛnt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsərkəmˌvɛnt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumvent
     
    he / she / it circumvents
     
    past simple circumvented
     
    -ing form circumventing
     
     
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  1. 1circumvent something to find a way of avoiding a difficulty or a rule They found a way of circumventing the law.
  2. 2circumvent something to go or travel around something that is blocking your way
circumvention
 
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NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈvɛnʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: circumvent