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Synonyms for evade

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  1. evadeverb

    shuffle, dodge, equivocate

  2. evadeverb

    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. evadeverb

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

    shuffle, dodge, equivocate

  4. evadeverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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, bilkverb

    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. evadeverb

    practice evasion

    "This man always hesitates and evades"

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

  4. evadeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. evadeverb

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

  2. evadeverb

    avoid, shun, decline

  3. evadeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. evadeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "evade":

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

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How to use evade in a sentence?

  1. Bob Good:

    The crafty, the most cunning, most dangerous ones are trying to evade apprehension and they’re estimating tens of thousands of those on a monthly basis as well, and all of it controlled…by the Mexican crime cartels who are making hundreds of millions of dollars a month off of this.

  2. Cho Joo-bin:

    At the time of the crime, I didn't have much thought about human dignity. I admit that I committed the crime by using sex as a means, i can not be excused or evade. I must sincerely atone... There's no fault of the victims, and I'm responsible for everything.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    What we now know from this study, namely the JJ and the Novavax study, that antigenic variation, i.e. mutations that lead to different lineage, do have clinical consequences because as you can see, even though the long-range effect in the sense of severe disease is still handled reasonably well by the vaccines, this is a wakeup call to all of us that we will be dealing, as the virus uses its devices to evade pressure, particularly immunological pressure, that we will continue to see the evolution of mutants.

  4. Gillian Triggs:

    UNHCR remains firmly opposed to arrangements that seek to transfer refugees and asylum-seekers to third countries in the absence of sufficient safeguards and standards. Such arrangements simply shift asylum responsibilities, evade international obligations, and are contrary to the letter and spirit of the Refugee Convention.

  5. Fritz Kunkel:

    To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

Translations for evade

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

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