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Definition 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where evade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for evade in the sense of this definition

(evade is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of evade ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of evade ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 2: use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid - [verb of communication]

Samples where evade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The con man always evades

(evade is a kind of ...) escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

"She gets away with murder!" "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

Definition 3: escape, either physically or mentally - [verb of motion]

Samples where evade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thief eluded the police
  • This difficult idea seems to evade her
  • The event evades explanation

Synonyms for evade in the sense of this definition

(evade is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

Samples where evade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This man always hesitates and evades

(evade is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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