HyperDic: evade

English > 4 senses of the word evade:
VERBcommunicationevade, hedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
motionevade, elude, bilkescape, either physically or mentally
socialevadepractice evasion
communicationevadeuse cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
evade > pronunciation
Soundsihvey'd; iyvey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > evade: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
  • "he evaded the questions skillfully"
Synonymshedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar
Nounsevasionnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
English > evade: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningescape, either physically or mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "This difficult idea seems to evade her"
  • "The event evades explanation"
Synonymselude, bilk
Broaderescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
Spanisheludir, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, evadir, evitar
Nounsevasionthe act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
English > evade: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningPractice evasion.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"This man always hesitates and evades"
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Adjectivesevasivedeliberately vague or ambiguous
English > evade: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningUse cunning or deceit to escape or avoid.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The con man always evades"
Broaderget off, get away, get by, get out, escapeescape potentially unpleasant consequences
Catalaneludir

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