evite

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See also: evité and e-vite

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite (third-person singular simple present evites, present participle eviting, simple past and past participle evited)

  1. (dated, transitive) To avoid.
    • 1678, Robert Barclay, An Apology for the True Christian Divinity,
      The way which our adversaries take to evite this testimony, is most foolish and ridiculous: ...
    • 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona,
      "Ah, but there is a way to evite that arrestment," said he. ...
    • 1941, Ivan Nikolaevich Filipjev and Jacobus Hermanus Schuurmans Stekhoven, A manual of agricultural helminthology,
      Goodey has criticised these experiments of Rostrup and is of the opinion that she did not quite evite experimental errors.

Derived terms[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of evitar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of evitar

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French éviter

Verb[edit]

evite

  1. avoid

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of evitar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of evitar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of evitar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of evitar

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Seen in Early Scots, adapted from Middle French eviter, from Latin evitare (to avoid). Cognate with modern French éviter and English evite (obsolete in the latter since the 17th century).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae evite (third-person singular simple present evites, present participle evitin, simple past evitet, past participle evitet)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To avoid, escape, or shun.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of evitar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of evitar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of evitar.