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1. elude

verb. ['ɪˈluːd'] escape, either physically or mentally.

Synonyms

  • escape
  • bilk
  • break loose
  • evade

Antonyms

  • lose
  • allow
  • please
  • reassure

Etymology

  • eludo (Latin)
  • e (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Elude

  • misconstrued
  • yongchaiyudh
  • construed
  • protrude
  • preclude
  • extrude
  • exclude
  • conclude
  • ballyhooed
  • unglued
  • subdued
  • shampooed
  • seclude
  • reviewed
  • obtrude
  • nonfood
  • maksoud
  • intrude
  • include
  • imbued
  • eschewed
  • debuted
  • tattooed
  • spewed
  • skewed
  • screwed
  • renewed
  • pursued
  • masoud
  • masood

Example sentences of the word elude


1. Verb, base form
This legal distinction is only one aspect of running a used car business that can elude new entrepreneurs.

Quotes containing the word elude


1. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.
- Norman Maclean

2. The only thing I have learnt over the years is that if you enjoy your work and put in the best efforts, it will show. If you follow this process, things work out. But if you go chasing a formula, success will elude you.
- Mahesh Babu

3. I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
- Henry David Thoreau

2. elude

verb. ['ɪˈluːd'] be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.

Synonyms

  • vex
  • baffle
  • beat
  • flummox
  • stick
  • pose
  • gravel
  • puzzle
  • defy
  • bewilder
  • dumbfound
  • resist
  • perplex
  • get
  • stupefy
  • escape
  • mystify
  • amaze
  • nonplus

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still
  • conformist
  • rested

Etymology

  • eludo (Latin)
  • e (Latin)

3. elude

verb. ['ɪˈluːd'] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

Synonyms

  • circumvent
  • put off
  • duck
  • skirt
  • dodge
  • avoid
  • hedge
  • beg
  • quibble
  • sidestep
  • fudge
  • evade

Antonyms

  • obey
  • contract in
  • accept
  • honor

Etymology

  • eludo (Latin)
  • e (Latin)
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