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abridge

verb

1 abridge

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.

synonyms: abbreviate, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten.

Roget 596: abridge, abstract, epitomize, summarize; make an abstract, prepare an abstract, draw an abstract, compile an abstract etc. n.. recapitulate, review, skim, ... show more

Roget 572: be concise etc. adj.; condense etc. 195; abridge etc. 201; abstract etc. 596; come to the point.   

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Dutch: bekorten, samentrekken, verkorten, versimpelen



2 abridge

Lessen, diminish, or curtail.

Dutch: inkorten


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abstract, bereave, bleed, blot out, blue-pencil, bob, boil down, bowdlerize, brief, cancel, capsule, capsulize, censor, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, cross out ... show more.

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