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verb (used with object), e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing.
  1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.
  2. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
  3. Law. to annul or quash.
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Origin of elide

1585–95; < Latin ēlīdere to strike out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to wound
Related formsun·e·lid·ed, adjective
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cancel, suppress, neglect, delete

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British Dictionary definitions for elide


  1. phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision
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Derived Formselidible, adjective

Word Origin for elide

C16: from Latin ēlīdere to knock, from laedere to hit, wound
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Word Origin and History for elide


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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