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evade

  

      vb   mainly tr  
1    to get away from or avoid (imprisonment, captors, etc.); escape  
2    to get around, shirk, or dodge (the law, a duty, etc.)  
3    also intr   to avoid answering (a question)  
     (C16: from French évader, from Latin evadere to go forth, from vadere to go)  
  evadable      adj  
  evader      n  
  evadingly      adv  
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evade

  
1    avoid, body-swerve     (Scot.)   circumvent, decline, dodge, duck, elude, escape, escape the clutches of, eschew, get away from, shirk, shun, sidestep, slip through one's fingers, slip through the net, steer clear of  
2    balk, beat about the bush, circumvent, cop out     (slang)   equivocate, fence, fend off, flannel     (Brit. informal)   fudge, hedge, parry, prevaricate, quibble, waffle     (informal, chiefly Brit.)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    brave, confront, encounter, face, meet, meet face to face  

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evader, EVA, evacuee, evangel

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