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elide

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of elide

  1. 1 to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it <some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable> Synonyms blue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), x, kill, scratch (out), strike (out), stroke (out)Related Words blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppressNear Antonyms stet

  2. 2 to make less in extent or duration <the product presentation was not elided—it's always only 15 minutes long> Synonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, shorten, syncopate, truncateRelated Words abstract, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, recapitulate, summarize, sum up; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, subtract (from), taperNear Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract




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