Avoid and Perform


Avoid verb - To get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery.

Perform is an antonym for avoid.


Perform verb - To carry through (as a process) to completion.

Avoid is an antonym for perform in carry out topic.

Common collocations

work avoid work perform work
attack avoid attack perform attack
kind avoid kind perform kind
time avoid time perform time
Other words: attacks.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / A Cinderella Story To avoid prison time for this, she agreed to perform "community services" at the diner.
  • Literature / Little Women Love Potion: The sisters perform a play with a villain who purchases a love potion from a witch, along with poison to kill his romantic rival (probably to avoid that "power of true love" loophole).
  • Video Game / Gray Matter Stage Names: Magicians in general use stage names whenever they perform and seemingly avoid giving anyone their real name, such as the case with Mephistopheles.
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