verb (evad, ing)
- 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.
Etymology: From Latin evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go, walk: cf. French s'évader. See wade
- The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles. — Trench.
- To escape; to slip away; " sometimes with from.
- Evading from perils. — Bacon.
- Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove. — Milton.
- To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
- ''The ministers of God are not to and take refuge any of these ... ways. — South.
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