circumvent vs circumnavigate

circumvent circumnavigate


  • 1) transitive to avoid or get around something; to bypass
  • 2) transitive to surround or besiege
  • 3) transitive to outwit or outsmart
  • 4) SynonymsSeecheat.
  • 5) To gain advantage over by artfulness, stratagem, or deception; defeat or get the better of by cunning; get around; outwit; overreach: as, to circumvent one's enemies.
  • 6) Synonyms See cheat.
  • 7) To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering.
  • 8) To go around; bypass.
  • 9) To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
  • 10) To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.


  • 1) intransitive, sailing To sail around the world.
  • 2) transitive To circumvent or bypass.
  • 3) transitive To travel completely around somewhere or something, especially by sail.
  • 4) travel around, either by plane or ship
  • 5) To sail round; pass round by water: as, to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 6) To proceed completely around.
  • 7) To go around; circumvent.
  • 8) To sail completely round.


  • 1) The problem in banking is that ingenuity is invested in schemes to circumvent regulation.
  • 2) The settlers swiftly found ways to circumvent all restrictions.
  • 3) The 32-year-old could move on an initial loan to circumvent the problem.
  • 4) There is no suggestion that K2 was designed to circumvent the law in this way.
  • 5) In practice, broadcasting organisations were easily able to circumvent the ban by using the voices of actors.
  • 6) Traffic wardens in Bristol who issue the most tickets are being rewarded with meals and pens to circumvent a ban on financial incentives.
  • 7) In theory, internet users in Europe could circumvent the restrictions by using software that hides where their computer is based.
  • 8) To circumvent this problem, I have devised a system of price bands.


  • 1) The second ship to circumnavigate the world was made a tourist attraction.
  • 2) The record for the youngest person to circumnavigate is held by 17-year-old Mike Perham of Britain.
  • 3) 3. Indirect free kick - trying to mess around with the laws of the game I believe the word used is "circumnavigate" a la Magellan
  • 4) So we want to circumnavigate the globe in the most tricked-out military gear, sticking our energy-sucking straw into every oil reserve we can buy or battle over, and not raise the funds necessary here at home to pay for that?
  • 5) Lay out those mattresses end to end though, and they would stretch out over 25,000 miles -- enough to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 6) This ship charts a global course and will be among the choices for those who decide to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 7) Making a mental note that he would come back some time and study the class of persons that must sit and drink at those multitudinous tables, he proceeded to circumnavigate the room.
  • 8) Enough off-topic puns and invective, and one can get the entire thread to circumnavigate its original topic or purpose for being.
  • 9) ‘In 1519 Magellan set sail from here to circumnavigate the globe.’
  • 10) ‘He is setting sail again to circumnavigate the globe, with all the obvious risks and dangers that entails.’
  • 11) ‘Ellen MacArthur's bid to circumnavigate the globe in record time received a cruel setback when her mast was damaged.’
  • 12) ‘The Challenge is a prestigious yacht race, westerly circumnavigating the world against the prevailing winds and tides.’
  • 13) ‘After circumnavigating the world, the INS Tarangini returns to base at Kochi next week.’
  • 14) ‘I've been fascinated with sailing ships ever since a childhood visit to the reconstructed Golden Hinde of Sir Francis Drake, which circumnavigated the world.’
  • 15) ‘Jules Verne's hero Phileas Fogg circumnavigated the world in 80 days.’
  • 16) ‘I want to circumnavigate the world in 15 days and break the earlier record.’
  • 17) ‘Twelve teams will fight for this most prized of races as they circumnavigate the world - a feat which it is estimated will take until late June 2001.’
  • 18) ‘The remarkable Macarthur describes how she became the fastest yachtswoman to circumnavigate the world.’
  • 19) ‘To prove his ideas are worthy, Fogg wagers he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days.’
  • 20) ‘Darwin lived for five years aboard the Beagle while circumnavigating the world.’
  • 21) ‘On 27 May 1905, after half circumnavigating the world, the Russian fleet was surprised by the Japanese in the Straits of Tsushima between Korea and Japan.’
  • 22) ‘He had been studying Eratosthenes' intriguing map, and was convinced that Phoenician sailors had circumnavigated the world.’
  • 23) ‘Another nuclear submarine, the Triton, circumnavigated the world in 84 days while submerged, a record that still stands.’
  • 24) ‘The Pharaoh sent his ships out to try and circumnavigate the world.’
  • 25) ‘From 1577 to 1580, Drake circumnavigated the world.’
  • 26) ‘They were due to board boats made available by the Circle Line, whose vessels normally circumnavigate Manhattan island packed with tourists.’
  • 27) ‘She has many nautical achievements to her credit, including single-handedly circumnavigating Ireland.’
  • 28) ‘Frostbite and massive weight loss were not enough to dampen the spirits of Tim Sander, who took part in the first English expedition to successfully circumnavigate Norway.’
  • 29) ‘The path initially heads south west, but it immediately swings back round to neatly circumnavigate a boggy section.’
  • 30) ‘Off I went, circumnavigating the championship golf course.’
  • 31) ‘Tourists were unlikely to be wooed away from the sightseeing Meccas of Sydney and Queensland for the sake of circumnavigating a renovated caravan park in a Crazy Copter.’
  • 32) ‘This would involve our teacher circumnavigating the room at dangerously high speeds, screaming at the top of her lungs to Ride of the Valkyries.’
  • 33) ‘Realising that I'd circumnavigated my way around all of the exhibits, there was only one hurdle left to conquer.’
  • 34) ‘If it's been a couple of weeks since Colin circumnavigated the block, he'll buy five or six CDs.’
  • 35) ‘From hesitantly crawling 3 weeks ago, she can now circumnavigate the house in 2 minutes flat.’
  • 36) ‘Although some bands and artists have managed to circumnavigate the system and become successful, we have never really seen this phenomenon since the mid-Seventies.’
  • 37) ‘Many pubs think it's clever to hide the bar in the far corner of the establishment, meaning you have to circumnavigate an assault course of tables and chairs before you can get a drink.’
  • 38) ‘As Twaddell digs into his briefcase to fish out some facts and figures about the business, he has to circumnavigate a couple of cereal boxes that he is about to show to clients.’
  • 39) ‘To reach the other door, leading to the library, he would have to circumnavigate the desk.’
  • 40) ‘I got into a furious argument with my good French pal as we circumnavigated the world's largest roundabout, the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain.’
  • 41) ‘I brave the square and dart to its centre, circumnavigating the unconscious drunk snoozing in the sun.’
  • 42) ‘We've walked about 27,000 miles today, from Gard du Nord to the Latin Quarter, which if you look on the map, circumnavigates anything touristy.’
  • 43) ‘They hesitated, deciding which way to go round him, as if he weren't a man at all but a natural occurrence to be circumnavigated.’
  • 44) ‘Schiller, of course, circumnavigated this difficulty by simply inventing a meeting.’
  • 45) ‘I have a cunning plan to circumnavigate this problem.’
  • 46) ‘While the first three films found fair to ingenious methods of circumnavigating this problem, the fourth is so unconcerned with feasibility that it resorts to woefully convenient schemes for recording the poltergeist's antics.’
  • 47) ‘If revenue factors determine that there can't be a break in the international calendar then a way to circumnavigate that problem would be to follow football's lead.’
  • 48) ‘The authors have, however, discreetly circumnavigated the problem described in Snowden's statement.’
  • 49) ‘There is a way to circumnavigate this problem and root (or jailbreak) the device in order to load any app (or APK) you would like to, but this method is for seasoned tinkerers only.’
  • 50) ‘Mr Ward tried to circumnavigate the difficulty, but had at last to promise to supply the information desired.’

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