Definition of circumvent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

circumvent

verb
ˌsɜːkəmˈvent
 
; ˌsɜːrkəmˈvent
 
(formal)
 
1 circumvent something to find a way of avoiding a difficulty or a ruleThey found a way of circumventing the law.2 circumvent something to go or travel around something that is blocking your waycircumvention
ˌsɜːkəmˈvenʃn
 
; ˌsɜːrkəmˈvenʃn
 
noun [uncountable]
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