Definitions of evade

  1. escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con mane always evades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To escape; to slip away; - sometimes with from. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To elude cleverly, or by some trick; slip away from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To escape artfully: to avoid cunningly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To avoid; escape artfully. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To avoid by artifice; elude. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To avoid or clude by dexterity, artifice, sophistry, or ingenuity; to escape, so as not to be seized. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To escape; to attempt to escape; to shuffle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To avoid or escape by artifice; cleverly to escape from; to elude; to slip away; to equivocate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. e-v[=a]d', v.t. to escape or avoid artfully: to baffle. [L. evad[)e]re--e, out, vad[)e]re, to go.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Escape from, avoid, (attack, pursuit, designs, adversary, blow, obstacle, &c.); avoid doing (duty &c.), answering (question), yielding to (argument &c.); defeat intention of (law &c., esp. while complying with its letter); (of things) elude, baffle. Hence evadable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. To elude; to avoid; to escape or elude by sophistry. Complete Dictionary
  19. To escape, to flip away; to practise sophistry or evasions. Complete Dictionary

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