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verb (used with object), e·vit·ed, e·vit·ing. Archaic.
  1. to avoid; shun.
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Origin of evite

1495–1505; < Latin ēvītāre, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vītāre to avoid
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Historical Examples of eviting

  • The gentlemen want a pilot,” said the Provost, whispering to him, “and there is no eviting to give them one.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for eviting


  1. an archaic word for avoid
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