What are some alternative words for elude?

Synonyms for elude
ɪˈlud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elude, evade, bilk(verb)

    escape, either physically or mentally

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

    Synonyms:
    fudge, duck, hedge, dodge, skirt, bilk, frustrate, circumvent, baffle, foil, cross, parry, evade, thwart, put off, spoil, sidestep, escape, scotch

  2. elude, escape(verb)

    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

    Synonyms:
    miss, fudge, run, duck, hedge, dodge, escape, break away, run away, hightail it, skirt, get out, break loose, bilk, get off, bunk, take to the woods, scat, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, circumvent, head for the hills, parry, get by, evade, put off, sidestep, get away, lam

  3. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

    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, dodge, remit, fake, duck, border, flurry, prorogue, block, outsmart, hedge, manipulate, put off, evade, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elude(v)

    Synonyms:
    avoid, cut, ignore, overlook, pass, pass by, shun

    Antonyms:
    address, address, apostrophize, appeal, approach, cost, court, greet, hail, salute, speak to, woo

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elude

    Synonyms:
    escape, avoid, baffle, shun, eschew, evade, parry, fence, mock, frustrate

    Antonyms:
    encounter, meet, confront, court, dare, defy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elude(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    escape, avoid, shun, get away from, steal away from

  2. elude(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    baffle, frustrate, foil, disconcert, disappoint, BILK

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    escape, evade, shirk

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How to use elude in a sentence?

  1. Party leader:

    I am not one to elude responsibilities, the results are very bad, i only have to say that we are going to start working right now to recover this support and to do so leading the center-right. We had sent warnings out that fragmenting the vote would not be a winning option.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    What you wish for can elude you within a blink of an eye if you hesitate.

  3. Georges Bataille:

    Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.

  4. Unknown:

    Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

  5. Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It:

    At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear." It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us." You can love completely without complete understanding.


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