evade[ē vād′, i-]
This woman is trying to evade someone.
- Evade is defined as to be deceitful to get around or escape from.
An example of evade is to hide from the police.
intransitive verbevaded, evading
- Rare to escape; get away
- to be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
Origin of evadeFrench évader ; from Classical Latin evadere ; from e-, out, from + vadere, to go: see wade
- to avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude: to evade a pursuer
- to avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of: to evade a question, to evade payment of a tax
verbe·vad·ed, e·vad·ing, e·vades
- To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit: managed to evade their pursuers; went underground in order to evade arrest.
- a. To avoid complying with or fulfilling: evade the draft; evaded any legal responsibility.b. To fail to make payment of (taxes).
- To avoid giving a direct answer to: talked at length but evaded the interviewer's question.
- To be beyond the memory or understanding of: The point of the article evades me.
- To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping something.
- To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
Origin of evadeFrench évader, from Latin ēvādere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vādere, to go.
- e·vad′a·ble, e·vad′i·ble
(third-person singular simple present evades, present participle evading, simple past and past participle evaded)
- To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
- To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
- To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
- The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these ... ways. — Robert South.