evade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French évader, from Latin ēvādō (I pass or go over; flee), from ē (out of, from) + vādō (I go; walk). See also wade.

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evade (third-person singular simple present evades, present participle evading, simple past and past participle evaded)

  1. 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.
  2. To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
    Evading from perils.Francis Bacon.
    Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove.John Milton.
  3. 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.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

evade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of evadere

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēvāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēvādō



Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

evade

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of evadir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of evadir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of evadir.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

evade

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of evadir
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of evadir