Avoid or Evade ; elude

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Huy

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HI,
Can we replace " avoid" with "elude; evade " when we mention sth bad

For ex : avoid disease ---> elude; evade disease
 

englishgeek

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They are synonyms with similar but slightly different meanings. A good example would be:

avoiding paying tax - in some cases this might be legal if you have an accountant who can find loopholes in the tax laws

evading taxes - is an illegal practice in most countries.

When you are talking about diseases, then I think generally we would say preventing disease.