Definitions for: Evade


[v] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[v] use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con mane always evades"
[v] escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
[v] practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"



Webster (1913) Definition: E*vade" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaded; p. pr. & vb.
n.. Evading.] [L. evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go,
walk: cf. F. s'['e]vader. See Wade.]
To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity,
subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from
cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to
evade the force of an argument.

The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of
evading the Christian miracles. --Trench.


E*vade", v. t.
1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. ``Evading
from perils.'' --Bacon.

Unarmed they might Have easily, as spirits evaded
swift By quick contraction or remove. --Milton.

2. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry,
for the purpose of eluding.

The ministers of God are not to evade and take
refuge any of these . . . ways. --South.

Syn: To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.

Synonyms: bilk, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, elude, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt

See Also: act, avoid, break loose, escape, escape, get away, get away, get by, get off, get out, move, quibble

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