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Definition of Avoid


  1. To empty.
  2. To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
  3. To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
  4. To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
  5. To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
  6. To get rid of.
  7. To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.
  8. To retire; to withdraw.
  9. To become void or vacant.

Avoid Quotations

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Pope Paul VI

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. - Andre Maurois
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
Barack Obama

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.
David H. Murdock
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Avoid Translations

avoid in Afrikaans is vermy
avoid in Dutch is mijden, uit de weg gaan, ontwijken
avoid in German is meide, vermeiden, vermeiden
avoid in Italian is evitare
avoid in Latin is parco, caveo
avoid in Portuguese is evite, evitar
avoid in Spanish is rehuir, evitar
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