Circumvent Cir`cum*vent", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumventing}.] [L. circumventis, p. p. of circumvenire, to come around, encompass, deceive; circum + venire to come, akin to E. come.] To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around. [1913 Webster]

I circumvented whom I could not gain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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