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
evadableplay \i-ˈvā-də-bəl. ē-\ adjective
Examples of evade in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of evade from the Web
He is being held in county jail on a parole violation and suspicion of evading a police officer.
Bell, who was arrested Wednesday after leading police on a short car chase, is also charged with six counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana and criminal mischief.
The car reportedly ran a red light trying to evade the officer and hit an SUV, injuring three people.
Iglesias struck out pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar, and Barnhart fired down to second to nab a stealing Orlando Arcia, who unsuccessfully tried to evade the tag.
But this week, Tremblay confessed that there is one movie star who has evaded his charms: Harrison Ford.
His resignation comes amid growing scandal in the company, including sexual harassment allegations, reports that the company evades law enforcement, and other executives leaving the company.
Background: Police searching for robber spotted in Highview neighborhood Ray is charged with 11 counts of robbery and also faces charges of fleeing, evading police and reckless driving.
In addition to evading charges for second-degree manslaughter, Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also acquitted of two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.
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Synonym Discussion of evade
EVADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evade for English Language Learners
: to stay away from (someone or something) : to avoid (someone or something)
: to avoid dealing with or facing (something)
: to avoid doing (something required)
EVADE Defined for Kids
Definition of evade for Students
: to get away from or avoid meeting directly evade a question
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