Evade definition

ĭ-vād
To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit.

Managed to evade their pursuers; went underground in order to evade arrest.

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(rare) To escape; get away.
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To avoid complying with or fulfilling.

Evade the draft; evaded any legal responsibility.

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To avoid giving a direct answer to.

Talked at length but evaded the interviewer's question.

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To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion.
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To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude.

To evade a pursuer.

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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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To be beyond the memory or understanding of.

The point of the article evades me.

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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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To fail to make payment of (taxes).
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To use cleverness or deceit in avoiding or escaping something.
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To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
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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.
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To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
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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.

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Origin of evade

  • French évader from Latin ēvādere ē-, ex- ex- vādere to go

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French évader, from Latin ēvādō (“I pass or go over; flee”), from ē (“out of, from”) + vādō (“I go; walk”). See also wade.

    From Wiktionary