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elide

See also: Elide, élide, and élidé

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elide (third-person singular simple present elides, present participle eliding, simple past and past participle elided)

  1. To leave out or omit (something)
    Graham Hough's apparently objective assertion that 'Ozymandias' is 'extremely clear and direct', for example, elides the question of 'to whom?' — Bennet and Royle, An introduction to literature, criticism and theory
  2. To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable
  3. To merge or join; cleave
    'As Ms Shafak summarises, “the state is privileged, all-powerful and yet paradoxically safeguarded as if it were a fragile entity in need of protection.” Between it and its citizens a gulf looms; conversely, officials elide its interests with their own.' Source: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21606872-how-and-why-lofty-ideologies-cohabit-rampant-corruption-because-were-worth-it

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elide

  1. third-person singular present indicative of elidere

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ēlīde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēlīdō