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

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French eviter, from Latin ēvītō (to avoid).

VerbEdit

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

  1. (now rare, chiefly Scotland, transitive) 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: []
    • 1814, Sir Walter Scott, Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since,
      ... Balmawhapple could not, by the code of honour, evite giving satisfaction to ... Edward by such a palinode as rendered the use of the sword unnecessary, and which, being made and accepted, must necessarily sopite the whole affair.
    • 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 termsEdit


AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

evite

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

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French éviter.

VerbEdit

evite

  1. avoid

IdoEdit

VerbEdit

evite

  1. adverbial past passive participle of evar

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

evite

  1. inflection of evitar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed into Middle Scots from early modern English, from Middle French eviter, from Latin ēvītō (to avoid). Cognate with modern French éviter and English evite (obsolete in English since the 17th century).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

evite

  1. inflection of evitar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative