evade - Dictionary definition and meaning for word evade

(verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Synonyms : circumvent , dodge , duck , elude , fudge , hedge , parry , put off , sidestep , skirt
Example Sentence
  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully
(verb) escape, either physically or mentally
Synonyms : bilk , elude
Example Sentence
  • The thief eluded the police
  • This difficult idea seems to evade her
  • The event evades explanation
(verb) practice evasion
Example Sentence
  • This man always hesitates and evades
(verb) use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
Example Sentence
  • The con man always evades

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