Dictionary Results for avoid


1. avoid - verb

· stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"

Antonym(s): confront




2. avoid - verb

· prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

Synonym(s): debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head_off, stave_off, fend_off, ward_off

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




3. avoid - verb

· refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"




4. avoid - verb

· refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"

Synonym(s): keep_off

Hypernym(s): abstain, refrain, desist




5. avoid - verb

· declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

Synonym(s): invalidate, annul, quash, void, nullify

Hypernym(s): cancel, strike_down





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