Synonyms to evade the issue

abstain, abnegate, abstain from, avoid, constrain, cop out, curb, decline, dispense with, do without, duck the issue, eschew, evade, forbear, forgo, hold, hold aloof from, hold back, hold off, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in hand, let alone, let go by, never touch, not touch, not use, pass up, refrain, refrain from, refuse, reject, reserve, save, shun, sit it out, spare, spurn, stand aloof from, stand neuter, straddle, trim, waive, withhold, cavil, adverse criticism, animadversion, argue, argufy, around the bush, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bandy words, beat about, beg the question, bicker, boggle, captiousness, carp, carping, catch at straws, caviling, censoriousness, censure, chicane, choplogic, complain, complaint, contend, contest, criticism, criticize, cross swords, cut and thrust, cut up, demur, discept, dispute, dodge, equivocate, exception, fault-find, faultfinding, fence, find fault, flak, give and take, hairsplitting, hassle, have it out, hedge, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jesuitism, join issue