|1.||[ verb ] escape, either physically or mentally|
"The thief eluded the police" "This difficult idea seems to evade her" "The event evades explanation"
|Related terms:||escape evasion|
|2.||[ verb ] be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by|
"What you are seeing in him eludes me"
|Related terms:||perplex defy|
|3.||[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Synonyms:||sidestep evade skirt dodge hedge duck circumvent put_off parry fudge|
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
|Related terms:||avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge|