Synonyms of 'avoid'

abstain, avert, bilk, blench, blink, circumvent, cringe, debar, deflect, divert, dodge, double, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, exclude, fade, fall back, flinch, forbear, forbid, forgo, hang back, hold back, jib, keep from, keep off, obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, pull back, quail, recoil, refrain, shun, shy, spare, swerve, ward off, weasel, weasel out, wince, withhold, sidestep, shrink, retreat