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evade

dodge, fence, prevaricate; to escape from or get around by trickery: She tried to evade the rules. [Evade usually has a negative connotation. It means to elude by craft or slyness. Avoid means to succeed in keeping away from a dangerous or undesirable experience. In law, to avoid means to make void or of no effect; to invalidate. Tax avoidance, for example, could be legitimate, while tax evasion implies nonpayment of taxes, as through the failure to report taxable income.]
Not to be confused with:
avoid – elude, escape; shun; prevent from happening: Avoid a possible accident by crossing only on the green light.
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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).
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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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:
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Translations
يَتَهَرَّب من، يَتَمَلَّص من
undgåundslippe
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
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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
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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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
Now, she would light upon the shameful spectacle of some desolate creature--or some wretched ragged groups of either sex, or of both sexes, with children among them, huddled together like the smaller vermin for a little warmth--lingering and lingering on a doorstep, while the appointed evader of the public trust did his dirty office of trying to weary them out and so get rid of them.
Islamabad -- PML-N Spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb has demanded that Prime Minister Imran khan should issue list of those tax evaders whom 300 billion have been written off.
SIALKOT -- :Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued final recovery notices to 3200 tax evaders for depositing their taxes.
A circular issued by the board said that the move was in line with the Finance Act 2019, and would help choke out the remaining tax evaders in the country.
Tax amnesties are supposed to give tax evaders one more chance to whiten their undeclared assets by paying nominal taxes.
Industries and companies were not the only evaders as there are hundreds of thousands of businessmen earning hugely on a daily basis but paying no or less tax than a clerk.
It would now be hard for tax evaders to hide their properties and assets, they said adding that the government sources of acquiring information from different countries related to unregistered assets have improved considerably.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has decided to use data pool of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to detect tax evaders.
Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday warned that tax evaders won't be spared and said the government is applying IT solutions to check tax evasion and bring reforms in the institution.
Chairing a meeting regarding government's steps to collect revenue in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said tax evaders are foes of the nation and the country and they do not deserve any concession.
Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito has urged the government to collect taxes efficiently and go after tax evaders, instead of implementing the second wave of the fuel excise tax increase.