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Synonyms for elude

Synonyms for (verb) elude

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something Usage: Her former friends now avoid her

Synonyms: elude, evade, bilk Definition: escape, either physically or mentally Usage: The thief eluded the police; This difficult idea seems to evade her; The event evades explanation

Similar words: escape, break loose, get away Definition: run away from confinement Usage: The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

Synonyms: elude, escape Definition: be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by Usage: What you are seeing in him eludes me

Similar words: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me