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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 evade /ɪˈved/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         always evades"