Definitions

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  • v. To shun; to avoid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To shun; to avoid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shun; avoid; escape.

Etymologies

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Latin evitatus, past participle of evitare to shun; e out + vitare to shun.

Examples

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  • A guilty pol should never wait

    But hasten to tergiversate.

    To let voters wonder

    Is always a blunder.

    Proleptically he must evitate.

    October 12, 2015