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e·vade

 (ĭ-vād′)
v. e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing, e·vades
v.tr.
1. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit: managed to evade their pursuers; went underground in order to evade arrest.
2.
a. To avoid complying with or fulfilling: evade the draft; evaded any legal responsibility.
b. To fail to make payment of (taxes).
3. To avoid giving a direct answer to: talked at length but evaded the interviewer's question.
4. To be beyond the memory or understanding of: The point of the article evades me.
v.intr.
1. To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping something.
2. To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.

[French évader, from Latin ēvādere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vādere, to go.]

e·vad′a·ble, e·vad′i·ble adj.
e·vad′er n.
Synonyms: evade, elude, avoid, eschew
These verbs mean to get or stay away from something or someone undesirable. Evade implies adroit maneuvering and sometimes suggests dishonesty or irresponsibility: tried to evade jury duty. To elude is to get away from artfully: eluded their pursuers. Avoid suggests a prudent or deliberate effort to stay away from what is unpleasant, harmful, or disadvantageous: took the back roads to avoid the heavy traffic; followed his doctor's advice to avoid strenuous exercise. Eschew is a formal equivalent of avoid: "Eschew evil, and do good" (King James Bible).

evade

(ɪˈveɪd)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to get away from or avoid (imprisonment, captors, etc); escape
2. to get around, shirk, or dodge (the law, a duty, etc)
3. (also intr) to avoid answering (a question)
[C16: from French évader, from Latin ēvādere to go forth, from vādere to go]
eˈvadable, eˈvadible adj
eˈvader n
eˈvadingly adv

e•vade

(ɪˈveɪd)

v. e•vad•ed, e•vad•ing. v.t.
1. to escape or avoid by speed or agility: to evade one's pursuers.
2. to get around by cleverness or trickery: to evade rules; to evade paying taxes.
3. to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
4. to avoid answering directly: She evaded our questions by changing the subject.
5. to elude; escape: The solution evaded him.
v.i.
6. to practice evasion.
7. to elude or get away by craft or slyness; escape.
[1505–15; < Latin ēvādere to pass over, go out]
e•vad′a•ble, e•vad′i•ble, adj.
e•vad′er, n.
e•vad′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See escape.

evade


Past participle: evaded
Gerund: evading

Imperative
evade
evade
Present
I evade
you evade
he/she/it evades
we evade
you evade
they evade
Preterite
I evaded
you evaded
he/she/it evaded
we evaded
you evaded
they evaded
Present Continuous
I am evading
you are evading
he/she/it is evading
we are evading
you are evading
they are evading
Present Perfect
I have evaded
you have evaded
he/she/it has evaded
we have evaded
you have evaded
they have evaded
Past Continuous
I was evading
you were evading
he/she/it was evading
we were evading
you were evading
they were evading
Past Perfect
I had evaded
you had evaded
he/she/it had evaded
we had evaded
you had evaded
they had evaded
Future
I will evade
you will evade
he/she/it will evade
we will evade
you will evade
they will evade
Future Perfect
I will have evaded
you will have evaded
he/she/it will have evaded
we will have evaded
you will have evaded
they will have evaded
Future Continuous
I will be evading
you will be evading
he/she/it will be evading
we will be evading
you will be evading
they will be evading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been evading
you have been evading
he/she/it has been evading
we have been evading
you have been evading
they have been evading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been evading
you will have been evading
he/she/it will have been evading
we will have been evading
you will have been evading
they will have been evading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been evading
you had been evading
he/she/it had been evading
we had been evading
you had been evading
they had been evading
Conditional
I would evade
you would evade
he/she/it would evade
we would evade
you would evade
they would evade
Past Conditional
I would have evaded
you would have evaded
he/she/it would have evaded
we would have evaded
you would have evaded
they would have evaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.evade - 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"
2.evade - escape, either physically or mentallyevade - 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"
3.evade - practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
4.evade - use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con man always evades"
get away, get by, escape, get off, get out - escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

evade

verb
1. avoid, escape, dodge, get away from, shun, elude, eschew, steer clear of, sidestep, circumvent, duck, shirk, slip through the net of, escape the clutches of, body-swerve (Scot.) He managed to evade the police for six months.
avoid meet, face, encounter, brave, confront, meet face to face
2. avoid answering, parry, circumvent, fend off, balk, cop out of (slang), fence, fudge, hedge, prevaricate, flannel (Brit. informal), beat about the bush about, equivocate Mr Archer denied that he was evading the question.

evade

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 avoid fulfilling or answering completely:
Translations
يَتَهَرَّب من، يَتَمَلَّص من
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sneiîa hjá, komast hjá
išsisukinėjamasišsisukinėjantisišsisukinėjimasišvengimasnetiesiai
izlocītiesizvairīties
kaç mak

evade

[ɪˈveɪd] VT [+ capture, pursuers] → eludir; [+ punishment, blow] → evitar; [+ question, issue, responsibility] → eludir, evadir; [+ military service] → eludir, zafarse de; [+ taxation, customs duty] → evadir, sustraerse a; [+ sb's gaze] → esquivar

evade

[ɪˈveɪd] vt
(= avoid) [+ question, issue] → éluder
[+ tax] → frauder
[+ responsibility] → se soustraire à; [+ duties] → se dérober à
(= get away from) [+ person] → échapper à
to evade capture → échapper à l'arrestation
(= elude) [happiness] → échapper à

evade

vt
blowausweichen (+dat); pursuit, pursuerssich entziehen (+dat), → entkommen (+dat)
obligation, justice, capturesich entziehen (+dat); military serviceumgehen, sich entziehen (+dat); question, issueausweichen (+dat); difficulty, person, sb’s glanceausweichen (+dat), → (ver)meiden; sb’s vigilanceentgehen (+dat); to evade taxesSteuern hinterziehen; he successfully evaded the authorities for several yearsmehrere Jahre kamen die Behörden ihm nicht auf die Spur; if you try to evade paying import dutywenn Sie versuchen, den Einfuhrzoll zu umgehen; a concept which somehow evades precise definitionein Begriff, der sich einer genauen Definition entzieht

evade

[ɪˈveɪd] vt (capture, pursuers) → sfuggire a; (punishment, blow) → schivare; (question) → eludere; (issue, truth, sb's gaze) → evitare; (responsibility, duties, obligation, military service) → sottrarsi a; (tax, customs duty) → evadere

evade

(iˈveid) verb
to escape or avoid by eg trickery or skill.
eˈvasion (-ʒən) noun
eˈvasive (-siv) adjective
1. having the purpose of evading.
2. not frank and direct. He gave evasive answers.
eˈvasively adverb
eˈvasiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
Wherefore, among whalemen, the spout is deemed poisonous; they try to evade it.
I'll stuff Jim's clothes full of straw and lay it on his bed to represent his mother in dis- guise, and Jim 'll take the nigger woman's gown off of me and wear it, and we'll all evade together.
I seem to have received, with full force, the blow I had been trying to evade.
I had some shadowy idea of endeavouring to evade the question, by replying that I thought him a very nice gentleman; but my aunt was not to be so put off, for she laid her work down in her lap, and said, folding her hands upon it:
Silas had never before been closely urged on the point of his absence from church, which had only been thought of as a part of his general queerness; and he was too direct and simple to evade Dolly's appeal.
And so it happened that, as the crude little model of Bell's original telephone lay in the Patent Office open and unprotected except by a few phrases that clever lawyers might evade, there sprang up inevitably around it the most costly and persistent Patent War that any country has ever known, continuing for eleven years and comprising SIX HUNDRED LAWSUITS.
The answer is, that it could only have been done for greater caution, and to guard against all cavilling refinements in those who might hereafter feel a disposition to curtail and evade the legitimatb authorities of the Union.
He was compelled, them, after having swallowed the contents of his bottle, to pass the time as well as to evade suspicion, to fall into the easiest position in his corner and to sleep, whether well or ill.
This obliged them to make all the speed they could to evade the enemy, when they could but lament the absence of Dantes, whose superior skill in the management of a vessel would have availed them so materially.
Their beams of crimson seemed to get no purchase upon the bodies of their foes; the latter seemed to evade them with ease, and come through, between, around, and about with unopposed skill.
A promise of secrecy was of course very dutifully given, but it could not be kept without difficulty; for the curiosity excited by his long absence burst forth in such very direct questions on his return as required some ingenuity to evade, and he was at the same time exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love.
That was the one sharp point which pressed against him; every other he could evade by hopeful self-persuasion.