Refrain is defined as to keep from doing, feeling or saying something.
To make legally null; make void; annul
(Medicine) To empty.
The definition of annul means to do away with, make null and void or reduce to nothing.
To turn away:
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
To lie along or form the border or edge of
Sidestep is to avoid something by going around it or by not discussing it.
To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
Screen is defined as to show, examine or separate.
To refuse or reject as wrong or disgraceful
Refuse is defined as to reject or to decide to not do something.
To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
The definition of forsake is to abandon or to give up something.
To flee is defined as to run away from someone or something to get away from something unpleasant.
To enclose, restrict, or hamper with or as with a fence
Evade is defined as to be deceitful to get around or escape from.
To eschew is defined as to purposely try to stay away from or to avoid.
To duck is defined as to lower the head or body quickly as if to avoid a blow.
(Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
Ditch is defined as to lose someone or something on purpose.
Detour is defined as to create or go down a route that is different than the usual route.
Depart is defined as to go away or leave.
The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
To caress is to stroke gently and lovingly.
To desist is defined as to stop something.
To break loose from confinement; get free:
To face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically
To meet or confront squarely or face to face
(Informal) To be obliged (to do something):
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
Seek is defined as to search or look for something.
To deliberately begin to do (something):
To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
Find another word for avoiding. In this page you can discover 56 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for avoiding, like: refraining, nullifying, voiding, annulling, invalidating, averting, deflecting, obviating, debarring, deluding and withdrawing.