To circumvent something is to find a way around it. Sometimes people use the word to describe the act of avoiding or breaking the law.

  • He circumvented the security measures to get into the building.

  • The company circumvented the law by paying the workers in cash instead of using the required social security number.

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Example Sentences for circumventing

  • 1

    The act is circumvented in most of the colonies.

  • 2

    It is not the job of the bot approval group to circumvent that.

  • 3

    It was possible to circumvent the village through the attics of these houses.

  • 4

    He left the system, refusing to circumvent the law.

  • 5

    The second rule is used to circumvent the first rule.

  • 6

    This is to circumvent the ruling from the lawsuit described below.

  • 7

    Making compensation or reparations could circumvent the anathema of the Church.

  • 8

    In fact, the suggestion itself circumvents the entire mediation process.

  • 9

    It appeared that the actions of the demon might circumvent the second law.

  • 10

    He willingly circumvents the rules in an attempt to supplant the Composer.