How do you pronounce avoid?

What is the meaning of avoid?

: to stay away from (someone or something) : to prevent the occurrence of (something bad, unpleasant, etc.) : to keep yourself from doing (something) or participating in (something)

How do you say avoided?

Is the T silent?

The \t\ is silent. Why? Often has a medial /t/ that, like similar words such has “hasten” and “soften,” was once pronounced and is now typically silent. Unlike the similar words, pronouncing the “t” in “often” has returned in some modern usage.