verb (evaded; evading) Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French evader, from Latin evadere, from e- + vadere to go, walk — more at wade Date: 1513 intransitive verb 1. to slip away 2. to take refuge in escape or avoidance transitive verb 1. to elude by dexterity or stratagem 2. a. to avoid facing up to <
evaded the real issues
b. to avoid the performance of ; dodge, circumvent; especially to fail to pay (taxes) c. to avoid answering directly ; turn aside 3. to be elusive to ; baffle <
the simple, personal meaning evaded them — C. D. Lewis
Synonyms: see escapeevadable adjectiveevader noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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