Verb: evade i'veyd
- Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
"They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skilfully";
- hedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, finesse
- Escape, either physically or mentally
"This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation";
- elude, bilk
- Practice evasion
"This man always hesitates and evades"
- Use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
"The con man always evades"
Derived forms: evaded, evading, evades
Type of: act, avoid, break loose, escape, get away, get by, get off, get out, move