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e·vade  (-vd)
v. e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing, e·vades
v.tr.
1. To escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit: evade arrest.
2.
a. To avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing: evade responsibility. See Synonyms at escape.
b. To fail to make payment of (taxes).
3. To avoid giving a direct answer to.
4. To baffle or elude: The accident evades explanation.
v.intr.
1. To practice evasion.
2. To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping.

[French évader, from Latin vdere : -, ex-, ex- + vdere, to go.]

e·vada·ble, e·vadi·ble adj.
e·vader n.

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 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
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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.
Translations
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


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