E*vade", v. t. 1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. "Evading from perils." Bacon.
Unarmed they mightMilton.
Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
By quick contraction or remove.
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.
Syn. -- To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.
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