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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 unattained by: Another championship eluded her.

[Latin ēlūdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, play; see leid- in the Appendix of 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 ?
Of a retiring nature, he eludes both hunters and philosophers.
Chance-met, it seems to surrender; Sought, and it lures us on; Ever shifting in form and fantasy, It eludes us, and is gone.
It is possible that the preceding conversation is an obscure allegorical allusion to the Fronde, or perhaps an intimation that the Duc was the father of Mordaunt, from Twenty Years After, but a definite interpretation still eludes modern scholars.
He quite eludes the most vigorous comprehension, you know.
Foreign ministers, says Sir William Temple, who was himself a foreign minister, elude matters taken ad referendum, by tampering with the provinces and cities.
Once in the trees she knew that she could outdistance and elude them.
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.
However, amidst all the prisoner's efforts to elude a systematic examination, Raoul had recognized his natural accent.
I was willing to encounter some risks in order to accomplish my object, and counted much upon my ability to elude these prowling cannibals amongst the many coverts which the mountains afforded.
Suppose a man -- a civilian and student of hanging -- should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Fahrquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?
The enemy's fleet, which subsequently did not let a single boat pass, allows his entire army to elude it.
I traveled on and on, in what directions I could not even guess; and at last I could elude them no longer and the end came as I had long foreseen that it would come, except that I had not foreseen that you would be there to save me.