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Synonyms for evade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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, falsify, table, misrepresent, postpone, hedge in, shelve, beleaguer, elude, disconcert, ring, wangle, escape, fudge, outwit, besiege, bilk, skirt

  2. 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"

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

  3. evade(verb)

    practice evasion

    "This man always hesitates and evades"

    parry, circumvent, hedge, bilk, elude, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, duck, dodge

  4. evade(verb)

    use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

    "The con man always evades"

    parry, circumvent, hedge, bilk, elude, fudge, put off, skirt, sidestep, duck, dodge


  1. evade(verb)

    equivocate, shuffle, dodge

  2. evade(verb)

    To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.

    The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles. — Richard Chenevix Trench.

    dodge, equivocate, shuffle

  3. evade(verb)

    To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.

    shuffle, dodge, equivocate

  4. evade(verb)

    To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.

    The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these ... ways. — Robert South.

    equivocate, dodge, shuffle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. evade(v. a.)

    elude, escape, escape from, steal away from, get away from (by artifice)

  2. evade(v. a.)

    avoid, shun, decline

  3. evade(v. n.)

    equivocate, shuffle, quibble, dodge, prevaricate, palter, cavil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. evade(v)

    shun, avoid, elude, parry, foil, baffle, prevaricate, equivocate, dodge, quibble

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shirk, circumvent, escape, avoid, sidestep, elude, bypass, side-step, dodge

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How to use evade in a sentence?

  1. Lawrence Durrell:

    For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.

  2. Samuel Cooke:

    Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while the artful evade their force.

  3. Patrick Egan:

    He maintains his innocence and will put the state to its proof at trial, he did not intentionally evade any taxes.

  4. Shawn Nolan:

    The courts have made clear that the government cannot rush executions in order to evade judicial review of the legality and constitutionality of its new execution procedure.

  5. Liu Bingjiang:

    There is no way for local officials to evade punishment by using weather conditions as an excuse, similarly, the economic situation cannot be used as an excuse.

Translations for evade

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  • evadirSpanish
  • evado, subtefugio, subterfugioLatin
  • ускользать, ускользнуть, избежать, уклоняться, уклониться, избегатьRussian
  • tránh néVietnamese

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