Circumventing

circumvent

[sur-kuhm-vent, sur-kuhm-vent]
verb (used with object)
1.
to go around or bypass: to circumvent the lake; to circumvent the real issues.
2.
to avoid (defeat, failure, unpleasantness, etc.) by artfulness or deception; avoid by anticipating or outwitting: He circumvented capture by anticipating their movements.
3.
to surround or encompass, as by stratagem; entrap: to circumvent a body of enemy troops.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin circumventus (past participle of circumvenīre to come around, surround, oppress, defraud), equivalent to circum- circum- + ven(īre) to come + -tus past participle suffix

circumventer, circumventor, noun
circumvention, noun
circumventive, adjective
uncircumvented, adjective


2. escape, elude, evade, outwit. 3. encircle; ensnare.
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circumvent (ˌsɜːkəmˈvɛnt)
 
vb
1.  to evade or go around
2.  to outwit
3.  to encircle (an enemy) so as to intercept or capture
 
[C15: from Latin circumvenīre, from circum- + venīre to come]
 
circum'venter
 
n
 
circum'ventor
 
n
 
circum'vention
 
n
 
circum'ventive
 
adj

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circumvent
1534, "to surround by hostile stratagem," from L. circumventus, pp. of circumvenire "to get around," from circum "around" + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840.
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