elide
[ ih-lahyd ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
16th Century; Latin from Latin ēlīdere to strike out, equivalent
Synonyms
  • pass over
  • ignore
Antonyms
  • extend
  • elongate
Definition
to suppress or omit; ignore or pass over
Example
A) Why does he elide the fact that his sister is talking to him? B) Ellipses are used to elide unnecessary parts of a quote.
Usage Over Time

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