Evade - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈveɪd|  American pronunciation of the word evade
Brit.  |ɪˈveɪd|  British pronunciation of the word evade

verb

- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)(syn: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt)

They tend to evade their responsibilities
he evaded the questions skillfully

- escape, either physically or mentally(syn: bilk, elude)

This difficult idea seems to evade her
The event evades explanation

- practice evasion

This man always hesitates and evades

- use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

The con man always evades

Examples

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.

He evaded the real issues in his report.

He evades paying taxes.

The simple rules evaded them.

I could tell that he was trying to evade the issue.

The minister evaded the question.

You can't go on evading your responsibilities in this way.

You're simply trying to evade the problem.

Employers will always try to find ways to evade tax.

She managed to evade the police.

So far he has evaded capture.

The subtleties of his argument evaded me.

They tend to evade their responsibilities

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: evade
he/she/it: evades
present participle: evading
past tense: evaded
past participle: evaded
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