Complete Definition of "avoid"

English

Pronunciation
audio|En-us-avoid.ogg|audio (US)
IPA|/ÉËvÉɪd/, SAMPA|/@"vOId/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éɪd|-Éɪd

Verb
en-verb|avoids|avoiding|avoided

#transitive To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor not to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
#transitive obsolete To empty.
#transitive obsolete To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
#transitive obsolete To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
#transitive obsolete To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute (esp. a contract).
#transitive obsolete To get rid of.
#transitive obsolete To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.
#intransitive obsolete To retire; to withdraw.
#intransitive obsolete To become void or vacant.

Usage notes
This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Translations
trans-top|to keep away from
CJKV Characters: é¿
Czech: vyhnout se
Dutch: mijden
Finnish: välttää (5), karttaa (5)
French: éviter
German: vermeiden, meiden
Italian: evitare
Japanese: é¿ãã (sakeru)
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Latin: vitare
Polish: unikaÄ (5)
Russian: избегаÑÑ /izbegat'/
Spanish: evitar
Swedish: undvika (5)
Greek: αÏοÏεÏγÏ
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