1510s, "escape," from Middle French evader, from Latin evadere "to escape, get away," from assimilated form of ex "away" (see ex-) + vadere "to go, walk" (see vamoose). Special sense of "escape by trickery" is from 1530s. Related: Evaded; evading.
he evaded the questions skillfully
They tend to evade their responsibilities
This difficult idea seems to evade her
The event evades explanation
This man always hesitates and evades
The con man always evades