Eschew vs Elude - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between eschew and elude
is that eschew
is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from while elude
is to evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
(formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
* The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.
*: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d.
* 1927 ,
*: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order.
To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 26.
To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
- Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.
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, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded
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To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.