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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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Only, with the view of evading the Law, if possible, I spoke not of a physical Dimension, but of a Thoughtland whence, in theory, a Figure could look down upon Flatland and see simultaneously the insides of all things, and where it was possible that there might be supposed to exist a Figure environed, as it were, with six Squares, and containing eight terminal Points.
The waiter who was busy with a party of engineers dining in the dining hall, came several times with an irate countenance in answer to her summons, and could not avoid carrying out her orders, as she gave them with such gracious insistence that there was no evading her.
Suppose I admit, for a moment, the possibility of breaking your word, and evading the treaty -- such a thing sometimes happens, but that is when some great interest is to be promoted by it, or when the treaty is found to be too troublesome -- well, you will authorize the engagement asked of you: France -- her banner, which is the same thing -- will cross the Straits and will fight; France will be conquered."
But White Fang was here, there, and everywhere, always evading and eluding, and always leaping in and slashing with his fangs and leaping out again in time to escape punishment.
The company is accused of evading payment of Sh12.34 billion VAT for stamps (Sh329.4 million), Crescent Vodka (Sh135.4 million) among other products.
Arrest warrants show Jones is charged with underreporting sales by $149,289 in tax years 2015 and 2016, evading $11,944 in sales tax, while Johnson is charged with underreporting sales by $1,156,524 in tax years 2016-2018, evading $93,359 in sales tax.
Nazir is a long-range and high-precision radar system which is highly capable of detecting targets in low radar cross section and is resistant to radar evading and anti-radar missiles.
KARACHI -- There is a need of improving revenue collection, as the culture of evading taxes and duties is causing revenue loss to the government, and concerned departments should take notice in this regard.
However, it was not in fact the FBR that caught these landlords evading taxes.
They believe Yaqub knows he is wanted and is actively evading arrest.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) on Monday announced immediate action against those evading payment of e-challan.
FORMER Big Brother contestant and X Factor hopeful Simone Reed has pleaded guilty to evading duty on cigarettes.