Synonyms of avoid in English:

avoid


See definition of avoid

verb

1‘I avoid many of the situations that used to stress me’

SYNONYMS

keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, circumvent, give a wide berth to, give something a miss, keep at arm's length, fight shy of

ANTONYMS

confront

2‘by resigning today, he is trying to avoid responsibility for the political crisis’

SYNONYMS

evade, dodge, sidestep, skirt round, bypass

escape, run away from

informal duck, wriggle out of, cop out of, get out of

British informal funk

NZ Australian informal duck-shove

archaic decline

ANTONYMS

face up to

3‘Guy jerked back to avoid a blow to the head’

SYNONYMS

duck, dodge, get out of the way of, body-swerve

Northern English Scottish jouk

4‘you've been avoiding me all evening’

SYNONYMS

shun, stay away from, evade, keep one's distance from, hide from, elude

ignore

dated, informal give someone the go-by

archaic bilk

ANTONYMS

seek out

5‘women planning to become pregnant should avoid drinking alcohol altogether’

SYNONYMS

refrain from, abstain from, desist from, forbear from, eschew

ANTONYMS

indulge