• (verb): Refrain from doing something.
    Example: "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on avoid:

Snog Marry Avoid? - Overview
... Snog Marry Avoid? has given 'makeunders' to a range of people in Britain, including celebrities ... towns and cities nationwide on the first ever Snog Marry Avoid? roadshow ... One of the most viewed Snog Marry Avoid? videos on YouTube is Scotland's No1 Male Barbie, which got interest around the world due to celebrity blogger ...
Amoebiasis - Prevention
... Avoid sharing towels or face washers ... To help prevent infection Avoid raw vegetables when in endemic areas, as they may have been fertilized using human feces ... Avoid eating street foods especially in public places where others are sharing sauces in one container Good sanitary practice, as well as responsible sewage disposal or treatment ...
Sexual Obsessions - Obsessive-compulsive Disorder - Avoidance
... In the same way that those who have OCD fears of contamination avoid anything that will 'contaminate' them (i.e ... those who are suffering from such sexual obsessions may feel an overpowering need to avoid all contact with anything that can cause them to have anxiety, or 'spike' ... A sufferer may also avoid hugging children, including their own, a compulsion which may cause severe damage to the well-being of the child ...
Seelisberg Conference - The 10 Points of Seelisberg
... Avoid distorting or misrepresenting biblical or post-biblical Judaism with the object of extolling Christianity ... (see legalism and pharisees) Avoid using the words Jews in the exclusive sense of the enemies of Jesus, and the words The Enemies of Jesus to designate the whole Jewish people ... (see Jew (disambiguation)) Avoid presenting the Passion in such a way as to bring the odium of the killing of Jesus upon all Jews or upon Jews alone ...
Six Avoidances (Chinese Music)
... traditional culture, regarding playing Gu-qin, the player should avoid six kinds of occasions Avoid the time of learning of someone's death Avoid the time of crying sorrowfully Avoid the time of being busy with ...

More definitions of "avoid":

  • (verb): Refrain from certain foods or beverages.
    Example: "During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day"
    Synonyms: keep off
  • (verb): Stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something.
    Example: "Her former friends now avoid her"

Famous quotes containing the word avoid:

    And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    How vigilant we are! determined not to live by faith if we can avoid it; all the day long on the alert, at night we unwillingly say our prayers and commit ourselves to uncertainties. So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sometimes we can’t avoid giving pain, even to friends.
    —Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Margaret (Phyllis Coates)