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Synonyms of evade in English:


  • 1 they split up to evade the border guards
    elude, avoid, dodge, escape (from), stay away from, steer clear of, run away from, break away from, lose, leave behind, shake, shake off, keep at arm's length, keep out of someone's way, give someone a wide berth, sidestep, keep one's distance from;
    deceive, trick, cheat;
    North American  end-run
    informal ditch, give someone the slip
    archaic bilk
    [Antonyms] confront, run into
  • 2 he evaded the question
    avoid, not give a straight answer to, dodge, sidestep, bypass, hedge, fence, fend off, parry, skirt round, fudge, quibble about, be equivocal about, be evasive about;
    get out of, find a way round;
    not pay
    informal duck, cop out of
    [Antonyms] face
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