1. circum- + vent-.
2. => come around, be around, encircle, surround.
3. => surround by hostile stratagem.
4. 绕行 => 避开，规避。
- circumvent (v.)
- mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.
- 1. Roosevelt occasionally attempted to circumvent him.
- 2. Ships were registered abroad to circumvent employment and safety regulation.
- 3. They opened an office abroad in order to circumvent the tax laws.
- 4. Military planners tried to circumvent the treaty.
- 5. Any action I took to circumvent his scheme was justified.
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