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Synonyms for dodge
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Wiktionary

  1. dodgeverb

    derived from a diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)

    He dodged traffic crossing the street.

    Synonyms:
    duck, skirt, fudge, evade

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dodge

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrivance, stratagem, dodgenoun

    an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

    "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

    Synonyms:
    gambit, stratagem, devisal, convenience, scheme, ploy, gismo, widget, dodging, contrivance, gadget, appliance, lash-up, contraption, gizmo

  2. dodgenoun

    a quick evasive movement

    Synonyms:
    scheme, contrivance, dodging, stratagem

  3. dodge, dodging, schemeverb

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    Synonyms:
    stratagem, avoidance, strategy, scheme, contrivance, system, dodging, escape, outline, evasion, shunning, schema, turning away

  4. dodgeverb

    make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

    "The child dodged the teacher's blow"

    Synonyms:
    parry, circumvent, evade, hedge, elude, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, duck

  5. dodgeverb

    move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

    "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"

    Synonyms:
    parry, circumvent, evade, hedge, elude, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, duck

  6. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepverb

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

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

    Synonyms:
    put over, circumvent, set back, dip, turn off, confuse, sidestep, cook, douse, overreach, beat, surround, dishearten, hold over, hem in, environ, defer, outfox, deflect, parry, remit, fake, duck, border, flurry, prorogue, block, outsmart, hedge, manipulate, put off, evade, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, elude, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dodgeverb

    Synonyms:
    start aside, shift place suddenly

  2. dodgeverb

    Synonyms:
    shuffle, equivocate, quibble, prevaricate, use artifice, play fast and loose, be evasive

  3. dodgeverb

    Synonyms:
    evade (by starting aside)

  4. dodgenoun

    Synonyms:
    starting aside

  5. dodgenoun

    Synonyms:
    evasion, artifice, trick, subterfuge, quibble, cavil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dodgenoun

    Synonyms:
    prevarication, trick, artifice, subterfuge, stratagem, evasion, parry, device

  2. dodgeverb

    Synonyms:
    duck, evade, parry, prevaricate, equivocate, shift, evade, quibble, parry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dodge":

    dogg, circumvent, evade

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How to use dodge in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne:

    There are two cars in particular, the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200, which will run their course but without creating additional capacity in the United States, we need to re-utilize ... plant infrastructure to try and deal with the development of both Jeep and the Ram brands.

  2. Manfred Weber:

    The EU foreign ministers are not allowed to dodge this once again and stop at general appeals, the EU has to hit where it really hurts the Putin system - and that’s the money.

  3. Rodney Reese:

    Just a simple encounter. A simple encounter. That’s why I tried to dodge it, so I could make it home, I don’t know.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    I think it was inappropriate, I think if there is a tape we need to know about it. I don't think we can dodge that issue. I want to get back to doing the business of the country. North Korea is developing a missile that can hit the American homeland, i want to help the President where I can, but tweets like North Korea take us off in a ditch.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    Because the Court of Appeals did not reach the larger question of whether Affordable Care Act must now fall, and instead remanded that to the district court, Supreme Court will face far less pressure to take Affordable Care Act now -- versus waiting until Affordable Care Act comes back after that remand, thus, among other things, today's ruling may allow the justices to dodge -- if they want to, anyway.


Translations for dodge

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  • مراوغةArabic
  • отбягвам, избягвамBulgarian
  • vyhýbat se, uhnout, vyhnout seCzech
  • ausweichenGerman
  • esquivar, evadirSpanish
  • väistää, vältelläFinnish
  • contourner, esquiver, éviterFrench
  • scansare, schivareItalian
  • よける, 身をかわすJapanese
  • uit de weg gaan, ontwijkenDutch
  • esquivarPortuguese
  • избегать, извернуться, увёртываться, избежать, уклониться, увиливать, изворачиваться, увернуться, уклоняться, увильнутьRussian
  • uhýbať, uhnúť sa, vyhýbať saSlovak
  • ஏமாற்றுவதற்குTamil
  • หลบThai
  • atlatmakTurkish
  • houwerWalloon

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