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1. avoid

verb. ['əˈvɔɪd'] stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something.

Synonyms

  • keep away from
  • steer clear of
  • circumvent
  • skirt
  • dodge
  • hedge
  • duck
  • get off
  • get away
  • get around
  • get by
  • eschew
  • keep off
  • stay off
  • short-circuit
  • evade
  • miss
  • elude
  • shirk
  • shy away from
  • put off
  • shun
  • sidestep
  • parry
  • escape
  • go around
  • bypass

Antonyms

  • log in
  • dock
  • get on
  • come

Etymology

  • avoiden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • avoider (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Avoid

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  • gloyd
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  • royd
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  • loyd
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  • boyde
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How do you pronounce avoid?

Pronounce avoid as əˈvɔɪd.

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Example sentences of the word avoid


1. Verb, base form
Rule number one is to avoid treated wood that you find on old woodpiles.

Quotes containing the word avoid


1. I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
- Mae West

2. Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress."Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?"I say."It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?"he asks."Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it,"I say."Not if I keep looking at you,"he says.
- Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

3. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
- Steve Jobs

2. avoid

verb. ['əˈvɔɪd'] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms

  • prevent
  • avert
  • bypass
  • obviate
  • dodge
  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • stave off
  • forefend
  • deflect
  • forfend
  • debar
  • ward off
  • preclude
  • fend off

Antonyms

  • sheathe
  • arrive
  • pull in
  • pack

Etymology

  • avoiden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • avoider (Anglo-Norman)

3. avoid

verb. ['əˈvɔɪd'] refrain from doing something.

Synonyms

  • goldbrick
  • shirk
  • fiddle

Antonyms

  • maximise
  • maximize
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • avoiden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • avoider (Anglo-Norman)

4. avoid

verb. ['əˈvɔɪd'] refrain from certain foods or beverages.

Synonyms

  • desist
  • keep off
  • abstain

Antonyms

  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still

Etymology

  • avoiden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • avoider (Anglo-Norman)

5. avoid

verb. ['əˈvɔɪd'] declare invalid.

Synonyms

  • quash
  • invalidate
  • stet
  • void
  • annul
  • nullify
  • cancel
  • break

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • man
  • mind
  • attend to

Etymology

  • avoiden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • avoider (Anglo-Norman)
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