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Verb: evade  i'veyd
  1. 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 [informal], sidestep, finesse, circumnavigate
  2. Escape, either physically or mentally
    "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation";
    - elude, bilk [archaic]
  3. Practice evasion
    "This man always hesitates and evades"
  4. Use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
    "The con man always evades"

Derived forms: evading, evades, evaded

Type of: act, avoid, break loose, escape, get away, get by, get off [informal], get out, move

Encyclopedia: Evade