Evade Definition

evaded, evades, evading
evaded, evades, evading
To escape; get away.
Webster's New World
To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude.
To evade a pursuer.
Webster's New World
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of.
To evade a question, to evade payment of a tax.
Webster's New World
To avoid complying with or fulfilling.
Evade the draft; evaded any legal responsibility.
American Heritage
To fail to make payment of (taxes).
American Heritage

Origin of Evade

  • 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

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

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


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