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
Colony NorthStar Inc. Chairman Tom Barrack is accused by Italian prosecutors of conspiring to evade $190 million in taxes in the sale of luxury properties.
Their basic finding was that about 3% of personal taxes are evaded overall in Scandinavia, but the figure rises to 30% among the top 0.01% of income earners.
The Justice Department is asking the jury to conclude that the 36-story building and other properties should be forfeited to the U.S. government, because they were being used to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Many of these devices were used to evade the Court’s decision.
Philippine National Police Chief Ronald de la Rosa said the operation takes time because Marawi is urban, allowing gunmen to move quickly from building to building to evade capture.
In the fog and mist, the smugglers evaded the Narwhal and escaped.
The investment plan, which will total $800 million over 10 years, is part of Volkswagen's obligation under a multi-billion settlement for evading pollution rules.
But bacteria have a knack for evading these roadblocks, so researchers are now looking to use the little critters to make drugs inside your body or nudge your immune system.
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Origin and Etymology 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
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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