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avoid

a·void

avoid

 
pronunciation:
voId
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: avoided, avoiding, avoids
definition 1: to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort.
He skidded and barely avoided the other car.If you get a flu shot, you'll probably avoid getting the flu.They seem to be avoiding their responsibility.
 
synonyms:
escape, evade
antonyms:
confront, face, face up to, meet, pursue
similar words:
avert, bypass, dodge, duck, elude, funk, help, miss, neglect, shirk, skirt
definition 2: to shun.
I feel as if you are avoiding me.
synonyms:
duck, shun
antonyms:
address, meet
similar words:
dodge, escape, eschew, evade, steer clear of
derivations: avoidable (adj.), avoidably (adv.), avoider (n.)
Word Parts
The word avoid contains the following part:
void Latin root that means empty
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