how to pronounce circumvent


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circumvent is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of circumvent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… now I got to circumvent the nose the …”

meanings of circumvent


  1. To surround or besiege.
  2. To outwit or outsmart.
  3. To avoid or get around something; to bypass.

circumvent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word circumvent occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics circumvent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that circumvent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to circumvent


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