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- Rhymes: -aɪd
- 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.
- ^ John Wells (2012-07-08), “elision (not!)”, in (Please provide the title of the work), retrieved 2016-01-11
- ^ Guy Keleny (2012-11-16), “When words acquire new meanings, it's best not to stand in the way”, in The Independent
to leave out or omit
to cut off, as a vowel or a syllable