|Origin:||évader, from Latin evadere, from vadere 'to go, walk'|
to avoid talking about something, especially because you are trying to hide something [↪ evasion]:
not talk about something
I could tell that he was trying to evade the issue.
The minister evaded the question.
to not do or deal with something that you should do [↪ evasion]:
not do something
You can't go on evading your responsibilities in this way.
You're simply trying to evade the problem.
to avoid paying money that you ought to pay, for example tax [↪ evasion]:
Employers will always try to find ways to evade tax.
to escape from someone who is trying to catch you:
She managed to evade the police.
So far he has evaded capture.
if something evades you, you cannot do it or understand it [= elude]:
The subtleties of his argument evaded me.