evite

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See also: evité, évite, évité, and e-vite

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle French eviter, from Latin ēvītō (to avoid).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (now rare, chiefly Scotland) 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: []
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      She stated she must see me, and, if I refused her satisfaction there, she would compel it where I should not evite her.
    • 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.

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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

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite

  1. adverbial past passive participle of evar

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, a borrowing from Middle French eviter, from Latin ēvītō (to avoid). Cognate with modern French éviter and English evite (obsolete in English since the 17th century).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

evite (third-person singular present evites, present participle evitin, 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.