• Evade


    • Rhymes: -eɪd


    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.


    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. — Richard Chenevix Trench.
    2. To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.Evading from perils. — Francis Bacon.Unarmed they might
      Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
      By quick contraction or remove.
      — John Milton.
    3. 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. — Robert South.
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