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Synonyms of avoid in English:


  • 1 I avoid situations that stress me out
    keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, fight shy of
    [Antonyms] confront
  • 2 he is trying to avoid responsibility
    evade, dodge, sidestep, escape, run away from
    informal duck, wriggle out of, get out of, cop out of
    [Antonyms] face up to
  • 3 he jerked back to avoid a wild pitch
    dodge, duck, get out of the way of
  • 4 you've been avoiding me all evening
    shun, stay away from, evade, keep one's distance from, elude, hide from;
    ignore, give the cold shoulder
    [Antonyms] seek out
  • 5 he should avoid drinking alcohol
    refrain from, abstain from, desist from, eschew
    [Antonyms] indulge in
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