What are some alternative words for curtail?

Synonyms for curtail
kərˈteɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back(verb)

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

    Synonyms:
    suppress, bring down, qualify, conquer, moderate, throttle, trim down, flash back, prune, inhibit, cut, trammel, trim back, lop, trim, cut down, reduce, control, subdue, curb, stamp down, hold, cut short, confine, restrain, restrict, clip, hold in, contain, bound, limit, cut back, snip, crop, dress, check

  2. clip, curtail, cut short(verb)

    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

    "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"

    Synonyms:
    restrict, cut back, break short, jog, prune, crop, clip, trim, dress, trot, snip off, break off, truncate, lop, cut short, curb, snip, nip off

Wiktionary

  1. curtail(verb)

    Synonyms:
    crop, limit, dock, control, shorten, restrain

  2. curtail(verb)

    To cut short the tail of an animal

    Curtailing horses procured long horse-hair.

    Synonyms:
    crop, limit, shorten, control, dock, restrain

  3. curtail(verb)

    To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.

    When the audience grew restless, the speaker curtailed her speech.

    Synonyms:
    control, restrain, limit, shorten, crop, dock

  4. curtail(verb)

    To limit or restrict, keep in check.

    Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.

    Synonyms:
    dock, control, crop, limit, restrain, shorten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curtail

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curtail(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shorten, abridge, retrench, lop, cut short

  2. curtail(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    diminish, lessen, decrease

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curtail(v)

    Synonyms:
    shorten, reduce, retrench

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    restrict, reduce, limit, curb, shorten

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#3403bound
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#5648crop
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#9424restrict
#12551curb
#16211conquer
#16650summarize
#16683suppress
#16912throttle
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#31755trot
#32728prune
#36343confine
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#60459condense
#82163abbreviate
#101576abridge
#111104trammel
#142401epitomize
#173180amputate
#225728retrench

How to use curtail in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    I'm at a loss to see how a call for the administration to be more transparent about decisions involving the special counsel — including any decision to fire the special counsel or curtail his investigation — would undermine the Mueller investigation.

  2. Val Ramirez:

    They are just a nuisance, we are not going to get rid of them completely. Trapping will never get rid of all of them, but at least we can try to curtail them.

  3. Raegan MacDonald:

    Care will need to be taken to ensure that smaller services are not disproportionately disadvantaged by measures which are in reality designed to curtail the formerly unchecked power of the tech giants.

  4. Brad Sherman:

    Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia, it now seems likely that the president had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe.

  5. Karim Ennara:

    All efforts by the authorities to curtail this phenomenon will fail as long as ... the accused are forced to confess to any crime, even if they did not commit it.


Translations for curtail

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  • بترArabic
  • ограничавам, подрязвам, скъсявам, съкращавамBulgarian
  • omezit, zkrátitCzech
  • forkorte, begrænseDanish
  • verkürzen, drosseln, kürzen, beschneiden, beschränken, stutzenGerman
  • limitar, truncarSpanish
  • piiramaEstonian
  • abréger, restreindre, écourterFrench
  • giorraichScottish Gaelic
  • קיצר, צִמְצֵםHebrew
  • घटानाHindi
  • totope, auporoMāori
  • beknotten, bekorten, knotten, inkorten, kort houden, verkorten, kortwieken, beperkenDutch
  • tosarPortuguese
  • органичивать, сокращать, урезатьRussian
  • ograničiti, smanjiti, skratiti, stegnutiSerbo-Croatian

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