1. 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." (Milton)

2. 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)

Synonyms: To equivocate, shuffle. See Prevaricate.

(01 Mar 1998)

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