evade[ē vād′, i-]
- Evade is defined as to be deceitful to get around or escape from.
An example of evade is to hide from the police.
This woman is trying to evade someone.
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.
- The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles. — Richard Chenevix Trench.
- 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.