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Webster 1913 Edition


Evite

E-vite′

,
Verb.
T.
[Cf. F.
éviter
. See
Evitate
.]
To shun.
[Obs.]
Dryton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Evite

EVI'TE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. evito.] To shun. [Not used.]

Definition 2021


evite

evite

See also: evité, évite, évité, and e-vite

English

Verb

evite (third-person singular simple present evites, present participle eviting, simple past and past participle evited)

  1. (now rare, chiefly Scotland) To avoid.
    • 1678, Robert Barclay, An Apology for the True Christian Divinity,
      The way which our adversaries take to evite this testimony, is most foolish and ridiculous: []
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      She stated she must see me, and, if I refused her satisfaction there, she would compel it where I should not evite her.
    • 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona,
      "Ah, but there is a way to evite that arrestment," said he.
    • 1941, Ivan Nikolaevich Filipjev and Jacobus Hermanus Schuurmans Stekhoven, A manual of agricultural helminthology,
      Goodey has criticised these experiments of Rostrup and is of the opinion that she did not quite evite experimental errors.

Derived terms


Asturian

Verb

evite

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of evitar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of evitar

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French éviter

Verb

evite

  1. avoid

Ido

Verb

evite

  1. adverbial past passive participle of evar

Portuguese

Verb

evite

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of evitar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of evitar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of evitar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of evitar

Scots

Alternative forms

  • eveet, eveat

Etymology

Seen in Early Scots, adapted from Middle French eviter, from Latin evitare (to avoid). Cognate with modern French éviter and English evite (obsolete in the English since the 17th century).

Pronunciation

Verb

evite (third-person singular present evites, present participle evitin, past evitet, past participle evitet)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To avoid, escape, or shun.

Spanish

Verb

evite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of evitar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of evitar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of evitar.