elude

[ih-lood]
verb (used with object), eluded, eluding.
1.
to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade: to elude capture. shun, dodge.
2.
to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of: The answer eludes me.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin ēlūdere to deceive, evade, equivalent to ē- e-1 + lūdere to play, deceive

eluder, noun
uneluded, adjective

allowed, allude, aloud, elude.


1. See escape.
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elude (ɪˈluːd)
 
vb
1.  to escape or avoid (capture, one's pursuers, etc), esp by cunning
2.  to avoid fulfilment of (a responsibility, obligation, etc); evade
3.  to escape discovery, or understanding by; baffle: the solution eluded her
 
[C16: from Latin ēlūdere to deceive, from lūdere to play]
 
usage  Elude is sometimes wrongly used where allude is meant: he was alluding (not eluding) to his previous visit to the city
 
e'luder
 
n
 
elusion
 
n

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elude
1530s, "delude, make a fool of," from L. eludere "escape from, make a fool of, win from at play," from ex- "out, away" + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "evade" is first recorded 1610s. Related: Eluded; eludes; eluding.
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Example sentences
With luck and quick maneuvering he was able to elude them, but just barely.
Crime prevention seems to elude even the most advanced countries.
These areas release chemicals that are essential to elude danger but are also
  destructive to rational thought.
There is so much more, to discover and understand, so many possibilities that
  elude us.
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