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E*vade" (&unr_;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evaded; p. pr. & vb. n.. Evading.] [L. evadere, evasum, e out + vadere to go, walk: cf. F. s'évader. See Wade.] 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. Trench.
E*vade", v. t. 1. To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from. “Evading from perils.” Bacon.
Unarmed they might Milton.
Have easily, as spirits evaded swift
By quick contraction or remove.
2. 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. South.
Syn. -- To equivocate; shuffle. See Prevaricate.