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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"

    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. abridge(verb)

    lessen, diminish, or curtail

    "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

    contract, shorten, abbreviate, cut, reduce, foreshorten

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abridge

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

    amplify, expand, spread out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abridge(v. a.)

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

  2. abridge(v. a.)

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

  3. abridge(v. a.)

    deprive, dispossess, divest

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    abbreviate, shorten

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  • съкращавам, ограничавам, скъсявам, лишавамBulgarian
  • forkorte, sammendrageDanish
  • kürzen, verkürzenGerman
  • condensar, compendiar, privar, resumir, abreviarSpanish
  • lyhentää, typistää, riistää, viedä, supistaaFinnish
  • abrégerFrench
  • giorraichScottish Gaelic
  • limitare, abbreviare, ridurre, privare, accorciareItalian
  • abbreviōLatin
  • inkorten, verkorten, beperkenDutch
  • sammendra, forkorteNorwegian
  • abreviar, resumir, encurtar, privar, despojarPortuguese
  • суммировать, ограничивать, уменьшать, укорачивать, усекать, сокращать, урезывать, убавлятьRussian

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