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Evade vs. Avoid

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Evadeverb

(transitive) To get away from by cunning; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to cleverly escape from

‘He evaded his opponent's blows.’; ‘They robbers evaded the police.’; ‘to evade the force of an argument’;

Avoidverb

(transitive) to try not to meet or communicate with (a person); to shun

Evadeverb

(transitive) To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.

Avoidverb

to keep away from; to keep clear of; to stay away from

‘I try to avoid the company of gamblers.’;

Evadeverb

(intransitive) To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.

Avoidverb

To try not to do something or to have something happen

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Evadeverb

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.’;

Avoidverb

To make empty; to clear.

Evadeverb

To escape; to slip away; - sometimes with from.

‘Unarmed they mightHave easily, as spirits evaded swiftBy quick contraction or remove.’;

Avoidverb

To make void, to annul; to refute (especially a contract).

Evadeverb

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.’;

Avoidverb

To defeat or evade; to invalidate.

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Evadeverb

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);

‘He dodged the issue’; ‘she skirted the problem’; ‘They tend to evade their responsibilities’; ‘he evaded the questions skillfully’;

Avoidverb

To emit or throw out; to void.

Evadeverb

escape, either physically or mentally;

‘The thief eluded the police’; ‘This difficult idea seems to evade her’; ‘The event evades explanation’;

Avoidverb

To leave, evacuate; to leave as empty, to withdraw or come away from.

Evadeverb

practice evasion;

‘This man always hesitates and evades’;

Avoidverb

To get rid of.

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Evadeverb

use cleverness or deceit to escape or avoid;

‘The con mane always evades’;

Avoidverb

To retire; to withdraw, depart, go away.

Evadeverb

escape or avoid (someone or something), especially by guile or trickery

‘friends helped him to evade capture for a time’;

Avoidverb

To become void or vacant.

Evadeverb

(of an abstract thing) elude (someone)

‘sleep still evaded her’;

Avoidverb

To empty.

Evadeverb

avoid giving a direct answer to (a question)

‘he denied evading the question’;

Avoidverb

To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.

Evadeverb

avoid dealing with or accepting (something unpleasant or morally or legally required)

‘he never sought to evade responsibility for his actions’;

Avoidverb

To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.

‘Six of us only stayed, and the rest avoidedthe room.’;

Evadeverb

escape paying (tax or duty), especially by illegitimate presentation of one's finances

‘she was sentenced on three counts of conspiracy to evade taxes’;

Avoidverb

To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.

‘How can these grants of the king's be avoided?’;

Evadeverb

act contrary to the intention of (a law or rule), especially while complying with its letter

‘suppliers can evade or manipulate regulations’;

Avoidverb

To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.

‘What need a man forestall his date of grief.And run to meet what he would most avoid ?’; ‘He carefully avoided every act which could goad them into open hostility.’;

Avoidverb

To get rid of.

Avoidverb

To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication, the plaintiff may deny the defendant's plea, or confess it, and avoid it by stating new matter.

‘No man can pray from his heart to be kept from temptation, if the take no care of himself to avoid it.’; ‘So Chanticleer, who never saw a fox,Yet shunned him as a sailor shuns the rocks.’;

Avoidverb

To retire; to withdraw.

‘David avoided out of his presence.’;

Avoidverb

To become void or vacant.

Avoidverb

stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something;

‘Her former friends now avoid her’;

Avoidverb

prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening;

‘Let's avoid a confrontation’; ‘head off a confrontation’; ‘avert a strike’;

Avoidverb

refrain from doing something;

‘She refrains from calling her therapist too often’; ‘He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires’;

Avoidverb

refrain from certain foods or beverages;

‘I keep off drugs’; ‘During Ramadan, Muslims avoid tobacco during the day’;

Avoidverb

declare invalid;

‘The contract was annulled’; ‘void a plea’;

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