1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

- They tend to evade their responsibilities

- he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid

2. escape, either physically or mentally

- This difficult idea seems to evade her

- The event evades explanation

Similar word(s): bilk, elude

Definition categories: motion, escape

3. practice evasion

- This man always hesitates and evades

Definition categories: social, act, move

4. use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

- The con man always evades

Definition categories: communication, escape

Sentences with evade as a verb:

- Evading from perils. — Francis Bacon.Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove. — John Milton.

- The ministers of God are not to evade and take refuge any of these ... ways. — Robert South.