V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to intentionally avoid something, especially on moral or practical grounds
Synonyms: avoid, evade, shun, abstain, forgo, renounce
Antonyms: choose, embrace, indulge in
Tips: Eschew is derived from Old High German sciuhen, "to frighten off." Eschew is stronger, more dramatic than avoid. Use eschew to make a statement about keeping away from something out of principle. Do not confuse eschew with its homonym askew.
In an attempt at self-transformation, he strived to eschew mistakes he had made in the past. (avoid, shun)
With so many strong political opinions, it would be beneficial to eschew overtly political discussions at the party tonight. (avoid, forgo)
Ever since Brian stopped drinking alcohol, he has eschewed any party where he knew drinks were being served. (forgone, shunned, avoided)
I decided to eschew my friend's bachelor party, as I knew it would be wild, and my wife would not approve. (forgo, avoid)
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