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Synonyms for abridge

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abridge

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

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  1. abridge

    abbreviate, diminish, shorten, lessen, curtail, restrict, contract, tract, condense, epitomize, compress

    amplify, expand, spread out

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceverb

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

    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, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, abbreviate, 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. abridgeverb

    lessen, diminish, or curtail

    "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

    contract, shorten, abbreviate, cut, reduce, foreshorten

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abridgeverb

    shorten (by compression), epitomize, condense, compress, make an abstract of

  2. abridgeverb

    diminish, reduce, contract, curtail, lessen, ABBREVIATE, retrench, cut down

  3. abridgeverb

    deprive, dispossess, divest

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abridgeverb

    shorten, diminish, curtail, epitomize, condense

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abridge":

    abbreviate, shorten

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  1. Associated Press:

    We are also here to say to Manchin: Any so-called Democrat who claims to support the nonconstitutional filibuster over the constitutional guarantee that no state can deny or abridge the right to vote … you are assisting the Republicans in their extremism.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    This Week, rudy Giuliani can't abridge Rudy Giuliani power to do it. That's something Rudy Giuliani can decide down the road one way or the other.

  3. Pamela Geller:

    I will not abridge my freedoms so as not to offend savages, freedom of speech is under violent assault here.

Translations for abridge

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  • ограничавам, лишавам, скъсявам, съкращавамBulgarian
  • forkorte, sammendrageDanish
  • verkürzen, kürzenGerman
  • privar, condensar, abreviar, resumir, compendiarSpanish
  • typistää, riistää, viedä, supistaa, lyhentääFinnish
  • abrégerFrench
  • giorraichScottish Gaelic
  • accorciare, privare, ridurre, limitare, abbreviareItalian
  • abbreviōLatin
  • beperken, inkorten, verkortenDutch
  • sammendra, forkorteNorwegian
  • abreviar, despojar, privar, encurtar, resumirPortuguese
  • ограничивать, суммировать, сокращать, уменьшать, урезывать, убавлять, усекать, укорачиватьRussian

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