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evade

e·vade

evade

pronunciation:
ih veId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evaded, evades, evading
definition 1: to avoid or escape by cleverness or trickery.
The fox evaded the pursuing dogs.It's incredible that he was able to evade punishment time and time again.
synonyms:
avoid, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape
antonyms:
confront, face
similar words:
avert, cheat, duck, miss, shake
definition 2: to avoid or fail to fulfill (an obligation, law, or the like).
He evaded his responsibilities as a father.It is a crime to evade paying taxes.
synonyms:
avoid, eschew, shirk, sidestep
similar words:
avert, default, dodge, elude, neglect, shun, slack
definition 3: to avoid giving a full or accurate response to.
His answer evades the question.
synonyms:
avert, avoid, circumvent, dodge, duck, parry, sidestep
similar words:
elude, escape
definition 4: to fail to be comprehended by; baffle.
Her meaning entirely evades me.
synonyms:
baffle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, obscure
similar words:
puzzle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to avoid, escape, or fail to respond appropriately, esp. by cleverness or deceit.
synonyms:
dodge, escape, shirk, sidestep
similar words:
balk, deceive, equivocate, hedge
derivations: evadingly (adv.), evader (n.)
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The word evade 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-.
vad, vas Latin root that means to go
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