What is the opposite of circumvent?

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Opposite of to find a way around (an obstacle)
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Opposite of to cause to fail
“This alliance, the only one that seemed worthy of the emperors of the West, might facilitate his takeover of the Greek possessions of southern Italy.”
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Opposite of to avoid or circumvent (an obstacle or problem)
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(of an action or event) Opposite of to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite of to avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
“The physician shall observe the laws of the country in regulating the practice of medicine and shall also not assist others to evade such laws.”
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Opposite of to keep away from something
“I decided to confront my mother-in-law in an effort to overcome my pentheraphobia.”
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Opposite of to stop oneself from doing something
“Since nobody else would, he took it upon himself to initiate a conversation.”
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Opposite of to act in advance of, especially with preventative measures
“We were headed for the big time, but I allowed myself to be ambushed by the corruption of my Godly principles and I fell deep into drugs and alcohol.”
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Opposite of to succeed in avoiding or eluding someone or something dangerous or unpleasant
“People with diabetes are two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than those without it.”
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Opposite of to escape or avoid narrowly
“We will get stuck amongst the dense crowd of people when it starts to get busy.”
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Opposite of to surround
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Opposite of move in a circle
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Opposite of to form a ring around
“Together with the Ranger force and the Armored Brigade, the 82nd Airborne Division followed the narrow road north from Maiori to flank the enemy defenses at Nocera from the west.”
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to pass and go round (something)
“There's a break in the fence at some gates on the left side of the road after you pass the corner where the road changes its name.”
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