1. 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. — .
  2. 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. — .
  3. 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. — .

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