Definition of Evade

1. Verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). "He evaded the questions skillfully"

Exact synonyms: Circumvent, Dodge, Duck, Elude, Fudge, Hedge, Parry, Put Off, Sidestep, Skirt
Specialized synonyms: Beg, Quibble
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Circumvention, Dodge, Dodger, Dodging, Dodging, Evasion, Hedge, Hedger, Hedging



2. Verb. Escape, either physically or mentally. "The event evades explanation"
Exact synonyms: Bilk, Elude
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away
Derivative terms: Eluding, Elusion, Elusive, Evasion

3. Verb. Practice evasion. "This man always hesitates and evades"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Evasive

4. Verb. Use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid. "The con man always evades"
Generic synonyms: Escape, Get Away, Get By, Get Off, Get Out

Definition of Evade

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. t. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from.

Definition of Evade

1. Verb. 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. ¹

2. Verb. To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from. ¹

3. Verb. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evade

1. to escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit [v EVADED, EVADING, EVADES] : EVADABLE, EVADIBLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Evade

1. 1. To escape; to slip away; sometimes with from. "Evading from perils." "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) Synonym: To equivocate, shuffle. See Prevaricate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evade

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Literary usage of Evade

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1. Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement by Ray Stannard Baker (1922)
"There followed during those desperately crowded and feverish weeks attempts both to modify the terms by processes of further discussion, and to evade or ..."

2. A System of Moral Science by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1858)
"The subject has no right to evade law. Prom necessity, inasmuch as human government must be made and administered by fallible men, all political regulations ..."

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