elide

verb \ i-ˈlīd \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of elide

elided; eliding
transitive verb
1 a : to suppress or alter (something, such as a vowel or syllable) by elision
b : to strike out (something, such as a written word)
2 a : to leave out of consideration : omit

Examples of elide in a Sentence

  1. some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable

  2. the product presentation was not elided—it's always only 15 minutes long

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Origin and Etymology of elide

Latin elidere to strike out, from e- + laedere to injure by striking

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