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e·vade  (ĭ-vād′)
v. e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing, e·vades
1. To escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit: evade arrest.
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.
1. To practice evasion.
2. To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping.

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

e·vad′a·ble, e·vad′i·ble adj.
e·vad′er 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.
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.
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"

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 [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

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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The experience of life shows that people are constantly doing things which must lead to disaster, and yet by some chance manage to evade the result of their folly.
By diving I could evade the bullets and, swimming vigorously, reach the bank, take to the woods and get away home.
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.
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