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elide

[ih-lahyd] /ɪˈlaɪd/
verb (used with object), elided, eliding.
1.
to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.
2.
to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
3.
Law. to annul or quash.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin ēlīdere to strike out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to wound
Related forms
unelided, adjective
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  • Hopefully the range of communities we've exhibited has managed to elide some of those distinctions.
  • On an ordinary day, you can explain the complexities of a relationship, or simply elide them.
  • We were also careful to elide any recipes for developing a biological weapon.
  • It's symptomatic of who are, of our abiding belief in short-cuts, and our technological ability to elide truth.
  • Chroniclers prefer to skate over it or, where possible, elide it altogether.
  • The ellipses elide other prominent bookstores he mentioned, and the pattern is basically the same every day.
  • Movies about revolution tend to spotlight the fighting and to elide the often grimier business of governing in its aftermath.
British Dictionary definitions for elide

elide

/ɪˈlaɪd/
verb
1.
(phonetics) to undergo or cause to undergo elision
Derived Forms
elidible, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēlīdere to knock, from laedere to hit, wound
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Word Origin and History for elide
v.

1590s, a legal term, "to annul, do away with," from Middle French elider (16c.), from Latin elidere "strike out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -lidere, comb. form of laedere "to strike." Phonological sense is first recorded 1796. Related: Elided; eliding.

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