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a·void

avoid

 
 
pronunciation:
voId
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: avoids, avoiding, avoided
definition: to keep away from.
He avoided the other car by swerving.
 
synonyms:
evade
antonyms:
confront, face, face up to, pursue
similar words:
avert, bypass, dodge, duck, elude, help, miss, neglect, shirk, skirt
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derivations: avoidable (adj.), avoidably (adv.), avoider (n.)
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