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Elide vs. Elude

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Elideverb

To leave out or omit (something).

Eludeverb

(transitive) to evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill

Elideverb

To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable.

Eludeverb

(transitive) to shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip

Elideverb

To conflate; to smear together; to blur the distinction between.

Eludeverb

(transitive) to escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to

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Elideverb

To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.

Eludeverb

To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.

‘Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,Then, hid in shades, eludes he eager swain.’; ‘The transition from fetichism to polytheism seems a gradual process of which the stages elude close definition.’;

Elideverb

To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.

Eludeverb

escape, either physically or mentally;

‘The thief eluded the police’; ‘This difficult idea seems to evade her’; ‘The event evades explanation’;

Elideverb

leave or strike out;

‘This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant’;

Eludeverb

be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by;

‘What you are seeing in him eludes me’;

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Eludeverb

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);

‘He dodged the issue’; ‘she skirted the problem’; ‘They tend to evade their responsibilities’; ‘he evaded the questions skillfully’;

Eludeverb

escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way

‘he tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door’;

Eludeverb

avoid compliance with (a law or penalty)

‘we need to ensure that bad cases do not elude tough penalties’;

Eludeverb

(of an achievement or something desired) fail to be attained by (someone)

‘sleep still eluded her’;

Eludeverb

(of an idea or fact) fail to be understood or remembered by (someone)

‘the logic of this eluded most people’;

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