1. leave or strike out
; - Example: "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elide \E*lide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elided; p. pr. & vb. n.
Eliding.] [L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to
hurt by striking: cf. F. ['e]lider. See Lesion.]
1. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the
force of an argument. [Obs.] --Hooker.
2. (Gram.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the
final one; to subject to elision.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: leave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "elide":
abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, cast off,
cast out, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks,
clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back,
cut down, cut off short, cut out, cut short, deport, discount,
dispose of, disregard, dock, eject, eliminate, epitomize,
eradicate, exile, expatriate, expel, fail, foreshorten, forget,
get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, ignore, liquidate, mow, nip,
omit, outlaw, overlook, pass, pick out, poll, pollard, prune,
purge, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, remove, retrench,
root out, root up, shave, shear, shorten, slight, snub, strike off,
strike out, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in,
telescope, throw over, throw overboard, trim, truncate, weed out