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Definitions and Synonyms of abridge | Another word for abridge | What is abridge?

Definition 1: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements - [verb of change]

Samples where abridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The manuscript must be shortened

Synonyms for abridge in the sense of this definition

(abridge is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of abridge ) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

"bowdlerize a novel"

(... is a kind of abridge ) make more concise

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

(abridge has a similar meaning as ...) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

Definition 2: lessen, diminish, or curtail - [verb of change]

Samples where abridge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression

(abridge is a kind of ...) place restrictions on

"curtail drinking in school"

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