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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. Natasha Merle:

    Amid a national policing crisis, we need to focus more attention than ever on reshaping how this country approaches public safety, this requires meaningful engagement with the public, and with all interested stakeholders. Today's ruling ensures that the government will not be able to evade the law to pursue a skewed agenda.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large- how large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce- how scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.

  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. Joshua Matz:

    Nobody denies that the president wields extraordinary power over immigration and national security, what's at stake here is the president's ability to evade any legal consequence for his own public statements, including those broadcast on a global stage.

  5. Devin Nunes:

    They are citing spurious national security concerns to evade congressional oversight while leaking information to The Washington Post ostensibly about classified meetings, congress has a right and a duty to get this information and we will succeed in getting this information, regardless of whatever fantastic stories the DOJ and FBI spin to The Washington Post.

Translations for evade

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

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