elide

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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 break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
  2. To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one.
  3. 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
  4. To leave out or omit (something)
  5. 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

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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