circumvent (v.) Look up circumvent at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come," from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwā- "to come" (see come). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.