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