Evade vs Eschew - What's the difference?

evade | eschew |


As verbs the difference between evade and eschew

is that evade is 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 while eschew is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

evade

English

Verb

(evad)
  • 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. — .
  • To escape; to slip away; — sometimes with from.
  • Evading from perils. — .
    Unarmed they might / Have easily, as spirits evaded swift / By quick contraction or remove. — .
  • 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. — .

    Synonyms

    * equivocate * shuffle * dodge

    Derived terms

    * evadible * evasible * evasion * evasive

    See also

    * prevaricate ----

    eschew

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
  • Usage notes

    * 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.

    Quotations

    {{timeline , 1500s=1599 , 1900s=1927 , 2010s=2014}} * *: 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. * '>citation

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    References