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I checked my electronic dictionary, it says "elope (to run away from one's husband with a lover)" is alluded to female. But in Oxford dictionary, it doesn't mention which gender this word is alluded to.
So if my electronic dictionary is right, is there any words opposite "elope" (to run away from one's wife with a lover) ?
((Not a teacher))
As far as I am aware, "elope" is a term which means:
a) to run away secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one's parents.
b) To run away with a lover.
c) to escape.
It does not signify the gender.
Elope=(women) runaway from husband or home . ( with lover ) . Source-Oxford Dictionary.
Last edited by rj1948; 05-May-2008 at 09:10.
Please check out this link.
Elopement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Usage and meanings can be implicitly sexist, and dictionaries can be too.