Synonyms for avoid
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- 1. avoid
- usage: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
- 2. debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
- usage: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
- 3. avoid
- usage: refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"
- 4. keep off, avoid, abstain, refrain, desist
- usage: refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs"; "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
- 5. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify, cancel, strike down
- usage: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
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