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elude

e·lude

elude

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lud
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: eluded, eludes, eluding
definition 1: to avoid or evade by speed, skill, or trickery.
The perpetrator of this crime has eluded the police for months now.
synonyms:
circumvent, escape, evade
similar words:
avoid, cheat, dodge, duck, shake, shun, sidestep, throw
definition 2: to escape from or remain outside of the grasp of.
His name eludes my memory.The answer to that question eludes me at the moment.
synonyms:
escape, slip
similar words:
evade
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derivation: eluder (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word allude (to mention)? Elude and allude sound alike but have different meanings.
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