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evade

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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English

Etymology

From Latin evadere, evasum, e (out) + vadere (to go, walk): compare French s'évader. See wade

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Verb

Infinitive
to evade

Third person singular
evad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to evade (third-person singular simple present evad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. 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.
  2. To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
    Evading from perils. — Bacon.
    Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove. — Milton.
  3. 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.

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Italian

Verb

evade

  1. Third-person singular present tense of evadere.

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