Simple Definition of evade
: to stay away from (someone or something) : to avoid (someone or something)
: to avoid dealing with or facing (something)
: to avoid doing (something required)
Full Definition of evade
1 : to slip away
2 : to take refuge in escape or avoidance
1 : to elude by dexterity or stratagem
3 : to be elusive to : baffle <the simple, personal meaning evaded them — C. D. Lewis>
Examples of evade
The criminals have so far managed to evade the police.
a politician skilled at evading difficult questions
The governor has been accused of evading the issue.
Origin of evade
Middle French & Latin; Middle French evader, from Latin evadere, from e- + vadere to go, walk — more at wade
First Known Use: 1513
Synonym Discussion of evade
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