[ ih-veyd ]
/ ɪˈveɪd /
verb (used with object), e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing.
to escape from by trickery or cleverness: to evade one's pursuers.
to get around by trickery: to evade rules.
to avoid doing or fulfilling: to evade an obligation.
to avoid answering directly: to evade a question.
to elude; escape: The solution evaded him.
verb (used without object), e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing.
to avoid doing or fulfilling something.
to elude or get away from someone or something by craft or slyness; escape.
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Origin of evade
1505–15; < Latin ēvādere to pass over, go out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vādere to go, walk
synonym study for evade
1. See escape.
OTHER WORDS FROM evade
e·vad·a·ble, e·vad·i·ble, adjectivee·vad·er, noune·vad·ing·ly, adverbnon·e·vad·a·ble, adjective
non·e·vad·i·ble, adjectivenon·e·vad·ing, adjectivenon·e·vad·ing·ly, adverbpre·e·vade, verb (used with object), pre·e·vad·ed, pre·e·vad·ing.un·e·vad·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·vad·ed, adjectiveun·e·vad·i·ble, adjectiveun·e·vad·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for evadable
/ (ɪˈveɪd) /
verb (mainly tr)
to get away from or avoid (imprisonment, captors, etc); escape
to get around, shirk, or dodge (the law, a duty, etc)
(also intr) to avoid answering (a question)
Derived forms of evadeevadable, adjectiveevader, nounevadingly, adverb
Word Origin for evade
C16: from French évader, from Latin ēvādere to go forth, from vādere to go
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