- Evade is defined as to be deceitful to get around or escape from.
An example of evade is to hide from the police.
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- Rare to escape; get away
- to be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
Origin: French évader ; from Classical Latin evadere ; from e-, out, from plush 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
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verb e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing, e·vades verb, transitive
- 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).
- To avoid giving a direct answer to.
- To baffle or elude: The accident evades explanation.
- To practice evasion.
- To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping.
Origin: French évader, from Latin ēvādere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vādere, to go.
- e·vadˈa·ble, e·vadˈi·ble adjective
- e·vadˈer noun