E·vade (░), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaded; p. pr. & vb. n.. Evading.] 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.
E·vade, v. t.
1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. “Evading from perils.”
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.
v 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
(duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue";
"she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[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 evade her"; "The
event evades explanation" [syn: elude, bilk]
3: practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"
4: use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con mane