Complete Definition of "evade"

see|évadé
English

Etymology
From Latin evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go, walk: cf. French s'évader. See wade

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪd|-eɪd

Verb

en-verb|evad|ing

  1. 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. — Trench.

  1. To escape; to slip away; â sometimes with from.

#:Evading from perils. — Bacon.
#:Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove. — Milton.

  1. 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. — South.

Synonyms
equivocate
shuffle

Derived terms
evadible
evasible
evasion
evasive

Translations
Spanish: burlar, eludir

See also
prevaricate


Italian

Verb
evade

  1. form of|third-person|Third-person singular present tense|evadere#Italian|evadere|lang=Italian

Category:Italian verb forms

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