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evade

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1  —as in:
evade the enemy
Definition physically avoid or get away from; or: said of something that is hard to obtain
  • The robber evaded the police and blended into the crowd.
evaded = got away from
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The technology allows the planes to evade detection from radar.
  • evade = avoid
  • I'm sorry, but your point evades me.
  • evades = is not understood by
  • They traveled at night to evade detection.
  • evade = avoid
  • At dusk we move indoors to evade the mosquitoes.
  • evade = get away from
  • He moved to Canada in the 1960s in order to evade being drafted into the armed services in the United States.
  • evade = avoid
  • And her strategy has been to evade, not attack.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • evade = physically avoid or get away from
  • ...suddenly he caught her face between his two hands and kissed her, before really she could evade him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • evade = get away from
  • I hurried from the girls' locker room, pleased to find that I had successfully evaded my retriever friend for the moment.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • evaded = use cunning or dexterity to physically avoid
  • When a prisoner of style escapes it's called an evasion.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
evasion = physically getting away
(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)

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2  —as in:
evade the question
Definition to avoid or try to avoid either a responsibility or telling the whole truth
  • She evaded his question by asking one of her own.
evaded = avoided answering
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She evaded the questions skillfully.
  • evaded = avoided answering
  • She did not try to evade responsibility for her error.
  • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
    German Proverb
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.
    Fritz Kunkel
  • Which brings me back to my question—the one you so cleverly evaded.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • evaded = avoided or tried to avoid
  • "That's exactly the kind of topic Haymitch told me to steer clear of," I say evasively,
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • evasively = in an attempt to avoid answering the question
  • "I don't know yet," she said evasively.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • evasively = in a manner that avoided answering directly
  • In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
evading = trying to avoid

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