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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evade  \E*vade"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  escape;  to  slip  away  --  sometimes  with  from  ``Evading 
  from  perils.''  --Bacon. 
 
  Unarmed  they  might  Have  easily,  as  spirits  evaded 
  swift  By  quick  contraction  or  remove.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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.  --South. 
 
  Syn:  To  equivocate;  shuffle.  See  {Prevaricate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evade  \E*vade"\  (?),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evaded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n..  {Evading}.]  [L.  evadere  evasum,  e  out  +  vadere  to  go 
  walk:  cf  F.  s'['e]vader.  See  {Wade}.] 
  To  get  away  from  by  artifice;  to  avoid  by  dexterity, 
  subterfuge,  address,  or  ingenuity;  to  elude;  to  escape  from 
  cleverly;  as  to  evade  a  blow,  a  pursuer,  a  punishment;  to 
  evade  the  force  of  an  argument. 
 
  The  heathen  had  a  method,  more  truly  their  own  of 
  evading  the  Christian  miracles.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evade 
  v  1:  avoid  or  try  to  avoid,  as  of  duties,  questions  and  issues; 
  "He  dodged  the  issue"  [syn:  {hedge},  {fudge},  {put  off}, 
  {circumvent},  {parry},  {elude},  {skirt},  {dodge},  {duck}, 
  {sidestep}] 
  2:  escape,  either  physically  or  mentally;  "The  thief  eluded  the 
  police";  "This  difficult  idea  seems  to  elude  me"  [syn:  {elude}, 
  {bilk}] 




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