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evade

e·vade

evade

 
pronunciation:
ih veId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: evaded, evades, evading
definition 1: to get away from by using skill or tricks.
The fox evaded the hunters.
synonyms:
avoid, dodge, elude
antonyms:
confront, face
similar words:
avert, duck, miss
definition 2: to avoid or fail to obey.
The mayor evaded the difficult questions.It is a crime to evade paying taxes.
synonyms:
avoid, shirk, sidestep
similar words:
avert, dodge, elude, neglect, shun, slack
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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