Antonyms for avoid

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-void
Phonetic Transcription : əˈvɔɪd

Définition avoid

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Anglo-French avoider "to clear out, withdraw (oneself)," partially anglicized from Old French esvuidier "to empty out," from es- "out" (see ex-) + vuidier "to be empty," from voide "empty, vast, wide, hollow, waste" (see void (adj.)). Originally a law term; modern sense of "have nothing to do with" also was in Middle English and corresponds to Old French eviter with which it was perhaps confused. Meaning "escape, evade" first attested 1520s. Related: Avoided; avoiding.
  • verb refrain or stay away from; prevent
Example sentences :
  • He could not avoid contrasting this behaviour with his past preaching.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Avoid me—place yourself in the condition of my opponent, and beware.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I shall at least avoid, by that means, the unsisterly insults I meet with from you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • To avoid that, if there were no other way, I would most willingly be buried alive.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Therefore, if only to avoid his worst foes, his admirers, a man should avoid system.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The English o't being that a man of sense should ever avoid a great talker.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In order to avoid despising or displeasing our parents, what should we not do?
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • As soon as I can get her alone, I will discover the real truth; but she seems to wish to avoid me.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen

Synonyms for avoid

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