evade /i-'vād/ vt evad·ed, evad·ing1: to unlawfully fail to pay (taxes) through fraudulent or deceptive means compare avoid2: to avoid answering directlytrying to evade the question
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
avoid, be evasive, beguile, circumvent, defraud, delude, dissemble, dodge, equivocate, falsify, fool, hedge, hoax, lie, mislead, misrepresent, outwit, palter, pretend, prevaricate, shuffle, sophisticate, trick
avoid, dodge, escape, escape notice, flee, get away from, hide from, keep clear of, slip out
associated concepts: evade execution of a judgment, evade the law
abscond, bilk, circumvent, default, dishonor (refuse to pay), elude, equivocate, escape, eschew, fail (neglect), flee, hedge, ignore, palter, parry, pettifog, prevaricate, refrain, shirk, shun, spurn, tergiversate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To avoid, elude, or escape.n.evasion See also tax evasion
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.