• WordNet 3.6
    • v evade 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"
    • v evade use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid "The con man always evades"
    • v evade escape, either physically or mentally "The thief eluded the police","This difficult idea seems to evade her","The event evades explanation"
    • v evade practice evasion "This man always hesitates and evades"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eugene-Francois Midocq, a French thief and outlaw, evaded the police for years, turned police spy, joined the force as a detective, and ultimately used his knowledge of crime to establish a new crime-fighting organization, the Surete.
    • Evade 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."
    • Evade 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."
    • v. t Evade 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • evade To avoid by effort or contrivance; escape from or elude in any way, as by dexterity, artifice, stratagem, or address; slip away from; get out of the way of: as, to evade a blow; to evade pursuers.
    • evade To escape the reach or comprehension of; baffle or foil: as, a mystery that evades inquiry.
    • evade To escape; slip away: with from.
    • evade To practise evasion; use elusive methods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Evade e-vād′ to escape or avoid artfully: to baffle.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We are made strong by the difficulties we face not by those we evade.”
  • Lewis Thompson
    Lewis Thompson
    “The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evadere, evasum, e, out + vadere, to go, walk: cf. F. s'évader. See Wade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evadĕree, out, vadĕre, to go.


In literature:

For six months I evaded discovery.
"The Young Adventurer" by Horatio Alger
We evaded this necessity by taking a trip to Sumatra, but even so a day and a night remained to be disposed of.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Privilege, in the eyes of the state, was the right of evading taxes.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He objected and evaded.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A third reason for the silence in question is the alleged ease with which precepts may be evaded.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
She had brought to a sudden crisis an issue which it was folly any longer to evade.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It ought not to have evaded the principle of the liberty or the character of the restraining law.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
It is your best mode of evading disaster.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Daoud had to evade Lapo's question.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
How was he, even if he had no respect for his oath, thinking to evade that dilemma which ensured his guest's safety?
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman

In poetry:

If he aloft for aid
Imploring storms, her essence is the spur.
His cry to heaven is a cry to her
He would evade.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
Will you evade him as Pilate tried?
Or will you choose him, whate'er betide?
Vainly you struggle from him to hide:
what will you do with Jesus?
"What Will You Do with Jesus?" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
Love well! love truly! and love fast!
True love evades the dilatory.
Life's bloom flares like a meteor past;
A joy so dazzling cannot last--
Memento mori.
"A Phylactery" by John Hay
Through ev'ry company, on his pale horse,
He daily rides — though none his coming spy:
None ever can evade his matchless force,
To whate'er place, or country, they must fly.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
And shall we dare call ourselves followers of Christ,
And yet his known precepts presume to evade?
Ah! stop and reflect, what's the test that's required?
"If ye love me, keep my commandments," he said.
"Feed My Lambs" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
We learned that when Nature seems most to invite us,
To build some fond hope on some loved scheme of ours,
That there may be sadness preparing to blight us,
Which evades all our watchings, defies all our powers.
"A Lesson From Nature" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Tech shooter changed clothes to evade detection.
Militant Montana fugitive continues to evade capture.
MRSA Bug Found In Cows And Humans Can Evade Some Tests.
How Payday Lenders Evade Regulation The Nation.
Will City's $4 Billion Redevelopment Plan Evade Proposed Cuts.
Accuses Four Bankers Connected to Credit Suisse of Helping Americans Evade Taxes.
Six Texans evade 'Idol' cuts.
Will Torture Memo Authors Evade Justice.
The state of Oklahoma has dropped a first-degree murder charge filed against a man who evaded law enforcement officials for 27 years before being captured last year along the Canadian border.
But her plot was foiled four months later when Judge Mansfield heard a woman bragging about how she faked mental illness to evade jury duty on a local radio show.
Germany's center-left opposition said it was too soft on tax evaders.
Community Christian's CJ Wagner evades a defender Saturday.
Anti-virus software founder John McAfee is holed up in Miami after weeks of evading Belizean authorities who want to question him in a homicide.
Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) evades Louisiana-Lafayette's Cordian Hagans (93) as he runs for yardage in the fourth quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Gainesville, Florida.
Alma quarterback Gage Jensen evades Greenbrier defenders during a game on Oct 26 at Alma.

In science:

On the other hand, it may be that whatever mechanism allows the one-loop and two-loop matrix theory results to correctly reproduce the first few terms in supergravity and to evade the problem of wavefunction overlap may persist at higher orders through a more subtle mechanism than those currently understood.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Although one might expect such theories to be ruled out by Bell’s arguments, modifying probability theory turns out to evade this and similar restrictions.
Physics with exotic probability theory
Indeed, the algebra Q2 = 0 evades all the usual nogo theorems associated with lattice SUSY.
Exact Lattice Supersymmetry from Topological Field Theory
This is the cosmological moduli problem. A simple and attractive way to evade the problem is to make all moduli sufficiently heavy so that the moduli decay before the nucleosynthesis [15–19].
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
For a RM problem it was found that a cusp develops in the function R(φ) (the disorder correlator), a crucial feature which allows to obtain non-trivial exponents and evade DR. A fixed point for the RF model was later found in d = 4 − ǫ for N = 2.
Random field spin models beyond one loop: a mechanism for decreasing the lower critical dimension