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    evade vs avoid

    I cannot distinguish evade and avoid, anybody help?


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    Re: evade vs avoid

    Avoid: keep away or refrain from.

    Avoid going into town today - there is a festival on and the streets will be busy.


    Evade: escape or avoid, especially by cunning or trickery

    He evaded his pursuers by hiding up the oak tree.


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    Re: evade vs avoid

    So, what is the difference between:
    He’s been avoiding me all week
    He's been evading me all week

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