Evade E*vade" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evaded}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Evading}.] [L. evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go, walk: cf. F. s'['e]vader. See {Wade}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The heathen had a method, more truly their own, of evading the Christian miracles. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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