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Definition of "elide" [e•lide]

  • To omit or slur over (a syllable, for example) in pronunciation. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike out (something written). (verb-transitive)
  • To eliminate or leave out of consideration. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut short; abridge. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elide" in a sentence
  • "One final point, and one that the cases in the Apprendi line sometimes elide, is that it isn’t just a Sixth Amendment issue."
  • "Mike, I want to cheer for you simply because you can use the word "elide" in regular speech."
  • "But few people will read the report itself, and it's too easy to elide its specific recommendations into an argument against treating foster children, or just kids in general, with psychotropic drugs."