Circumvent vs Overlook - What's the difference?

circumvent | overlook |


As verbs the difference between circumvent and overlook

is that circumvent is to avoid or get around something; to bypass while overlook is to look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of.

As a noun overlook is

a vista or point that gives a beautiful view.

circumvent

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • to avoid or get around something; to bypass
  • to surround or besiege
  • to outwit or outsmart
  • overlook

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vista or point that gives a beautiful view.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
  • to overlook a valley from a hill
  • Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
  • to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter
  • To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
  • To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
  • To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
  • To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
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