Another word for evade
To use trickery to avoid an issue
equivocate, prevaricate, dodge, sidestep, put off, shuffle, avoid, elude, trick, baffle, quibble, shift, shirk, dissemble, cloak, conceal, deceive, be evasive, fence, parry, change the subject, pretend, confuse, pettifog, circumvent, skirt, hedge, cavil, subtilize, tergiversate, dodge the issue, duck*, beat around the bush*, give someone the runaround*, beg the question*, waffle*, hem and haw*, pussyfoot*, throw off the scent*, lead one a merry chase*, put off*, get around*, get out of*, cop out*, weasel out of *, lie one's way out of*.
To avoid a meeting
Another word for evadeverb
To keep away from:avoid, burke, bypass, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, get around, shun. Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep (or stay) (or steer) clear of. See seek
To get away from (a pursuer):elude, lose, shake off, slip, throw off. (Slang) shake. Idiom: give someone the shake (or slip). See seek
To avoid fulfilling or answering completely:dodge, duck, hedge, sidestep, skirt. See seek