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evade (v.)

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.

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Definitions of evade from WordNet

evade (v.)
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);
he evaded the questions skillfully
They tend to evade their responsibilities
Synonyms: hedge / fudge / put off / circumvent / parry / elude / skirt / dodge / duck / sidestep
evade (v.)
escape, either physically or mentally;
This difficult idea seems to evade her
The event evades explanation
Synonyms: elude / bilk
evade (v.)
practice evasion;
This man always hesitates and evades
evade (v.)
use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid;
The con man always evades
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