evade

[ ih-veyd ]
/ ɪˈveɪd /
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verb (used with object), e·vad·ed, e·vad·ing.

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

First recorded in 1505–15; from Latin ēvādere “to pass over, go out,” equivalent to ē- “out of, from” + vādere “to go, walk” see e-1

synonym study for evade

1. See escape.

OTHER WORDS FROM evade

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH evade

avoid, evade
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British Dictionary definitions for evade

evade
/ (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 evade

evadable, 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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