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elude

e·lude

elude

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lud
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: eluded, eludes, eluding
definition: to get away from or avoid by speed or skill.
I tried to catch the dog, but he eluded me.
synonyms:
evade
similar words:
avoid, dodge, duck, shun, sidestep
derivation: eluder (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word allude (to mention)? Elude and allude sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word elude contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
lud, lus Latin root that means to play