1. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: hedge, fudge, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

  2. [verb] escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
    Synonyms: elude, bilk

  3. [verb] practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"

  4. [verb] use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid; "The con mane always evades"


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