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EVADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evade mean? 

EVADE (verb)
  The verb EVADE has 4 senses:

1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
2. escape, either physically or mentally
3. practice evasion
4. use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

  Familiarity information: EVADE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVADE (verb)


Sense 1evade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sidestep; skirt; hedge; evade; parry; fudge; elude; dodge; circumvent; duck; put off

Context examples:

He dodged the issue / she skirted the problem / They tend to evade their responsibilities / he evaded the questions skillfully

Hypernyms (to "evade" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "evade"):

quibble (evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2evade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Escape, either physically or mentally

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

elude; evade; bilk

Context examples:

The thief eluded the police / This difficult idea seems to evade her / The event evades explanation

Hypernyms (to "evade" is one way to...):

break loose; escape; get away (run away from confinement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3evade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Practice evasion

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

This man always hesitates and evades

Hypernyms (to "evade" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4evade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The con man always evades

Hypernyms (to "evade" is one way to...):

escape; get away; get by; get off; get out (escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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