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English verb: evade

1. evade (communication) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)


SamplesHe dodged the issue.
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.


Synonymscircumvent, dodge, duck, elude, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)avoid


Narrower (hyponym)beg, quibble

2. evade (motion) escape, either physically or mentally


SamplesThe thief eluded the police.
This difficult idea seems to evade her.
The event evades explanation.


Synonymsbilk, elude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away

3. evade (social) practice evasion


SamplesThis man always hesitates and evades.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. evade (communication) use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid


SamplesThe con man always evades.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)escape, get away, get by, get off, get out









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