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- Rhymes: -aɪd
- To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
- To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one.
- To distract from or evade (a question or line of argument)
- 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
- To leave out or omit (something)
- To merge
- '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
- third-person singular present indicative of elidere
- second-person singular present active imperative of ēlīdō