Avoid and Bear


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Avoid verb – To get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery.
Bear is an antonym for avoid.
Nearby Words: avoided, avoidance, avoidable, avoiding, avoidably
Antonyms for Avoid


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Bear verb – To put up with (something painful or difficult).
Usage example: I can't bear the thought of losing another loved one

Avoid is an antonym for bear in topics: endure, bring, give birth, support mentally.
Nearby Words: bearing, bearish, bearer, bearskin, beared
Antonyms for Bear
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Common collocations

responsibility avoid responsibility bear responsibility
time avoid time bear time
pain avoid pain bear pain
risk avoid risk bear risk
Other nouns: fighting, consequences.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / The Iron Tower Various other characters bear a passing similarity with other members of the LOTR cast, though Tuck and his friends largely avoid it.
  • 20 Bear Asses Before the game's release Word of God stated that the 100% drop rate was intentional; to avoid the painful stupidity of a bear not having an ass, or somehow being unable to part with it when dead.
    Source: 20 Bear Asses
  • 20 Bear Asses While the standard missions in EVE Online avoid it (mostly), the less common "COSMOS" missions play it straight, requiring you to gather x number of the local space bear ass variant.
    Source: 20 Bear Asses
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Bear and Avoid. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 28, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/bear
Avoid & Bear. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Sep. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/bear>.
Bear or Avoid. 2016. Accessed September 28, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/avoid/bear.

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