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Synonyms for abbreviate
əˈbri viˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

    Synonyms:
    sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, reduce, hack, compress, tailor, quash, disregard, cut back, sign up, turn out, lose weight, slew, rationalise, switch off, castrate, prune, melt off, trim down, scale down, contract, condense, shorten, compact, thin, slim down, geld, rationalize, make out, abridge, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, turn off, keep down, cut, subdue, cut down, dilute, burn, subjugate, get, shrink, edit, edit out, come down, repress, press, write out, thin out, swerve, boil down, snub, slenderize, trend, curve, deoxidize, sheer, concentrate, undertake, veer, decoct, slim, trim back

  2. abbreviate(verb)

    shorten

    "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"

    Synonyms:
    contract, shorten, cut, reduce, abridge, foreshorten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abbreviate

    Synonyms:
    abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Antonyms:
    amplify, augment, develop, dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, extend, increase, unfold, widen

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abbreviate

    Synonyms:
    shorten, reduce, abridge, contract, curtail, epitomize, condense, prune, compress

    Antonyms:
    lengthen, prolong, extend, enlarge, produce, elongate, amplify, expand, dilate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abbreviate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shorten (by cutting off), curtail, reduce, contract, retrench, abridge, condense, compress, epitomize, cut short, cut down

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shorten, abridge

How to pronounce abbreviate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say abbreviate in sign language?

  1. abbreviate

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How to use abbreviate in a sentence?

  1. Dick Cavett:

    I'm perplexed when people adopt the modish abbreviation Ms., which doesn't abbreviate anything except common sense.


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