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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avoid \A*void"\, v. i.
     1. To retire; to withdraw. [Obs.]
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              David avoided out of his presence.    --1 Sam.
                                                    xviii. 11.
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     2. (Law) To become void or vacant. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avoid \A*void"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Avoided; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Avoiding.] [OF. esvuidier, es (L. ex) + vuidier, voidier,
     to empty. See Void, a.]
     1. To empty. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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     2. To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
        [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from. [Obs.]
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              Six of us only stayed, and the rest avoided
              the room.                             --Bacon.
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     4. To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
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              How can these grants of the king's be avoided?
                                                    --Spenser.
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     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.
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              What need a man forestall his date of grief.
              And run to meet what he would most avoid ? --Milton.
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              He carefully avoided every act which could goad them
              into open hostility.                  --Macaulay.
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     6. To get rid of. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     7. (Pleading) 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.
        --Blackstone.
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     Syn: To escape; elude; evade; eschew.
  
     Usage: To Avoid, Shun. Avoid in its commonest sense
            means, to keep clear of, an extension of the meaning,
            to withdraw one's self from. It denotes care taken not
            to come near or in contact; as, to avoid certain
            persons or places. Shun is a stronger term, implying
            more prominently the idea of intention. The words may,
            however, in many cases be interchanged.
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                  No man can pray from his heart to be kept from
                  temptation, if the take no care of himself to
                  avoid it.                         --Mason.
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                  So Chanticleer, who never saw a fox,
                  Yet shunned him as a sailor shuns the rocks.
                                                    --Dryden.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  avoid
       v 1: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of
            someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
            [ant: confront]
       2: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's
          avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert
          a strike" [syn: debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head
          off, stave off, fend off, ward off]
       3: refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her
          therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his
          wife's memoires"
       4: refrain from certain foods or beverages; "I keep off drugs";
          "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
          [syn: keep off]
       5: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
          [syn: invalidate, annul, quash, void, nullify]
          [ant: validate]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "avoid":
     abstain, abstain from, avert, be stuck-up, bilk, blench, blink,
     circumvent, cringe, debar, deflect, divert, do without, dodge,
     double, draw back, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, exclude,
     fade, fall back, fight shy of, flinch, forbear, forbid, forgo,
     give place to, hang back, hold aloof, hold aloof from, hold back,
     jib, keep aloof, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from,
     keep hands off, keep off, keep remote from, leave alone, let alone,
     let go by, make way for, never touch, not meddle with, not touch,
     obviate, pass up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, pull back, quail,
     recoil, reel back, refrain, refrain from, retreat, sheer off,
     shrink, shrink back, shun, shy, sidestep, spare, stand aloof,
     stand aloof from, start aside, start back, stay detached from,
     steer clear of, swerve, turn aside, turn away from, ward off,
     weasel, weasel out, wince, withhold  
     

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