evade

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See also: évadé and évade

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈveɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To get away from by cunning; to avoid using dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to cleverly escape from
    He evaded his opponent's blows.
    The robbers evaded the police.
    to evade the force of an argument
    • 1847, Richard Chenevix Trench, Notes on the Miracles of Our Lord
      The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles.
    • 2004 "Moving Through Other Characters", GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns, page 368
      Evading” is moving through ground occupied by an opponent without trying to knock him down. You can attempt this as part of any maneuver that allows movement, provided you can move fast enough to go past your foe – not just up to him.
    • 2007 "Obstruction", GURPS Martial Arts, page 106
      If someone tries to evade you from the front (see Evading, p. B368) and you have a melee weapon that can parry, you may roll against weapon skill instead of DX in the Contest. You keep him from evading if you win or tie
  2. (transitive) To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
  3. (intransitive) To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
    • 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
      The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these ... ways.

Synonyms[edit]

(cleverly escape from):

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Italian[edit]

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evade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of evadere

Latin[edit]

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ēvāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēvādō

Piedmontese[edit]

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evade

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Portuguese[edit]

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evade

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

Spanish[edit]

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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.