Circumvent and Thwart


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Circumvent verb – To avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness.
Thwart is a synonym for circumvent in fool topic. In some cases you can use "Thwart" instead a verb "Circumvent", when it comes to topics like outwit, gain advantage over.
Nearby Words: circumvention, circumventing
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Thwart verb – To prevent from achieving a goal.
Circumvent is a synonym for thwart in stop topic. You can use "Circumvent" instead a verb "Thwart", if it concerns topics such as gain advantage over.
Nearby Words: thwarted, thwarting
Synonyms for Thwart

Common collocations

people circumvent people thwart people
curse circumvent curse thwart curse
attacks circumvent attacks thwart attacks
efforts circumvent efforts thwart efforts
Other nouns: expectations, enemies.
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