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- To leave out or omit (something).
- 1995, Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle, An introduction to literature, criticism and theory:
- Graham Hough's apparently objective assertion that 'Ozymandias' is 'extremely clear and direct', for example, elides the question of 'to whom?'.
- To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable.
- Conflate; smear together; blur the distinction between.
- 2014 July 10, “Because we’re worth it”, in The Economist:
- 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.
to leave out or omit
to cut off, as a vowel or a syllable