evade
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪˈveɪd/
Verb

evade (evades, present participle evading; past and past participle evaded)

  1. (transitive) To get away from by cunning; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; 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.
    • 1622, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban [i.e. Francis Bacon], The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh, […], London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, OCLC 1086746628 ↗:
      Evading from perils.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book VI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove.
  3. (intransitive) To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
    The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these ... ways.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: sich entziehen
  • Russian: избега́ть
  • Spanish: evadir



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