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e·lude

 (ĭ-lo͞od′)
tr.v. e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes
1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill: The suspect eluded the police. See Synonyms at evade.
2. To escape the memory or understanding of: a name that eludes me; a point that eluded the audience.
3. To be unnattained by: Another championship eluded her.

[Latin ēlūdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots).]

elude

(ɪˈluːd)
vb (tr)
1. to escape or avoid (capture, one's pursuers, etc), esp by cunning
2. to avoid fulfilment of (a responsibility, obligation, etc); evade
3. to escape discovery, or understanding by; baffle: the solution eluded her.
[C16: from Latin ēlūdere to deceive, from lūdere to play]
eˈluder n
elusion n
Usage: Elude is sometimes wrongly used where allude is meant: he was alluding (not eluding) to his previous visit to the city

e•lude

(ɪˈlud)

v.t. e•lud•ed, e•lud•ing.
1. to avoid capture or escape detection by; evade.
2. to escape the perception or comprehension of: His popularity eludes me.
[1530–40; < Latin ēlūdere to deceive, evade =ē- e- + lūdere to play]
e•lud′er, n.
syn: See escape.

elude


Past participle: eluded
Gerund: eluding

Imperative
elude
elude
Present
I elude
you elude
he/she/it eludes
we elude
you elude
they elude
Preterite
I eluded
you eluded
he/she/it eluded
we eluded
you eluded
they eluded
Present Continuous
I am eluding
you are eluding
he/she/it is eluding
we are eluding
you are eluding
they are eluding
Present Perfect
I have eluded
you have eluded
he/she/it has eluded
we have eluded
you have eluded
they have eluded
Past Continuous
I was eluding
you were eluding
he/she/it was eluding
we were eluding
you were eluding
they were eluding
Past Perfect
I had eluded
you had eluded
he/she/it had eluded
we had eluded
you had eluded
they had eluded
Future
I will elude
you will elude
he/she/it will elude
we will elude
you will elude
they will elude
Future Perfect
I will have eluded
you will have eluded
he/she/it will have eluded
we will have eluded
you will have eluded
they will have eluded
Future Continuous
I will be eluding
you will be eluding
he/she/it will be eluding
we will be eluding
you will be eluding
they will be eluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eluding
you have been eluding
he/she/it has been eluding
we have been eluding
you have been eluding
they have been eluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eluding
you will have been eluding
he/she/it will have been eluding
we will have been eluding
you will have been eluding
they will have been eluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eluding
you had been eluding
he/she/it had been eluding
we had been eluding
you had been eluding
they had been eluding
Conditional
I would elude
you would elude
he/she/it would elude
we would elude
you would elude
they would elude
Past Conditional
I would have eluded
you would have eluded
he/she/it would have eluded
we would have eluded
you would have eluded
they would have eluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elude - escape, either physically or mentallyelude - escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
escape, get away, break loose - run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
2.elude - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
resist, defy, refuse - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
3.elude - 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"
beg - dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"

elude

verb
1. evade, escape, lose, avoid, flee, duck (informal), dodge, get away from, shake off, run away from, circumvent, outrun, body-swerve (Scot.) The thieves managed to elude the police for months.
2. escape, baffle, frustrate, puzzle, stump, foil, be beyond (someone), thwart, confound The appropriate word eluded him.
Usage: Elude is sometimes wrongly used where alludeis meant: he was alluding (not eluding) to his previous visit to the city.

elude

verb
1. To keep away from:
Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep clear of.
2. To get away from (a pursuer):
Slang: shake.
Idiom: give someone the shake.
3. To fail to be fixed by the mind, memory, or senses of:
Idiom: slip away from.
Translations
يَتَمَلَّص من
ikke kunne huskeikke rigtigt fatteundslippe
kifogmegmenekül
reynast óskiljanlegursleppa undan
būti nepagaunamamišslystinepagaunamaspasprukti nuo
iziet no prātaizvairītiesnespēt atcerēties
anlayamamamakatlatmakhatırlayamamakkurtulmak

elude

[ɪˈluːd] VT [+ pursuer] → burlar; [+ capture, arrest] → eludir, escapar a; [+ grasp, blow] → esquivar, zafarse de; [+ question] → eludir; [+ obligation] → eludir, zafarse de
the answer has so far eluded ushasta ahora no hemos dado con la respuesta
his name eludes meahora no recuerdo su nombre
success has eluded himel éxito le ha eludido or le ha sido esquivo

elude

[ɪˈluːd] vt
(= get away from) [+ person] → échapper à
to elude capture → échapper à la capture
(= avoid) [+ question] → éluder
[success] → échapper à; [idea, name] → échapper à
Success has always eluded him → Le succès lui a toujours échappé.
Sleep eluded him
BUT Il n'arrivait pas à trouver le sommeil.

elude

vt observation, justicesich entziehen (+dat); sb’s gazeausweichen (+dat); police, enemyentkommen (+dat), → entwischen (+dat); to elude captureentkommen; the principle eluded his grasper konnte das Prinzip nicht erfassen; sleep eluded hersie konnte keinen Schlaf finden; the name eludes meder Name ist mir entfallen; the title still eludes himder Titel fehlt ihm immer noch

elude

[ɪˈluːd] vt (arrest, pursuit, enemy, observation) → sfuggire a; (question) → eludere
success has eluded him → il successo non gli ha arriso

elude

(iˈluːd) verb
1. to escape or avoid by quickness or cleverness. He eluded his pursuers.
2. to be too difficult etc for (a person) to understand or remember. The meaning of this poem eludes me.
eˈlusive (-siv) adjective
escaping or vanishing, often or cleverly. an elusive criminal.
References in classic literature ?
Parties were able to elude each other for the space of half an hour without going beyond the "known" ground.
Brocklehurst and Miss Temple, I had not, at the same time, neglected precautions to secure my personal safety; which I thought would be effected, if I could only elude observation.
It might seem singular that Nancy--with her religious theory pieced together out of narrow social traditions, fragments of church doctrine imperfectly understood, and girlish reasonings on her small experience--should have arrived by herself at a way of thinking so nearly akin to that of many devout people, whose beliefs are held in the shape of a system quite remote from her knowledge--singular, if we did not know that human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barriers of system.
Subjected to his service Angel wings, And flaming Ministers to watch and tend Thir earthlie Charge: Of these the vigilance I dread, and to elude, thus wrapt in mist Of midnight vapor glide obscure, and prie In every Bush and Brake, where hap may finde The Serpent sleeping, in whose mazie foulds To hide me, and the dark intent I bring.
Foreign ministers, says Sir William Temple, who was himself a foreign minister, elude matters taken ad referendum, by tampering with the provinces and cities.
An alien, therefore, legally incapacitated for certain rights in the latter, may, by previous residence only in the former, elude his incapacity; and thus the law of one State be preposterously rendered paramount to the law of another, within the jurisdiction of the other.
He had the address, however, which the trainer had given his father, and two days later he found the opportunity to elude his new tutor--who had replaced the terrified Mr.
The evening was now drawing close, and well I knew that at sunset the Thing, which was till then imprisoned there, would take new freedom and could in any of many forms elude pursuit.
The mysterious habits of Phileas Fogg were recalled; his solitary ways, his sudden departure; and it seemed clear that, in undertaking a tour round the world on the pretext of a wager, he had had no other end in view than to elude the detectives, and throw them off his track.
Yet every now and then one would come straight towards me, setting loose a quivering horror that made me quick to elude him.
In fact, the pursuing vessel had almost overtaken them when, fortunately, night came on, and enabled them to double the Cape of Corsica, and so elude all further pursuit.
However, amidst all the prisoner's efforts to elude a systematic examination, Raoul had recognized his natural accent.