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EVA'DE, verb transitive [Latin evado; e and vado, to go.]

1. To avoid by dexterity. The man evaded the blow aimed at his head.

2. To avoid or escape by artifice or stratagem; to slip away; to elude. The thief evaded his pursuers.

3. To elude by subterfuge, sophistry, address or ingenuity. The advocate evades an argument or the force of an argument.

4. To escape as imperceptible or not to be reached or seized.

EVA'DE, verb intransitive To escape; to slip away; formerly and properly with from; as, to evade from perils. But from is now seldom used.

1. 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 in any such ways.