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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

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 for "curtail":

    restrict, reduce, limit, curb, shorten

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2700contain
#2868dress
#3403bound
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#5648crop
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#6428qualify
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#9424restrict
#12551curb
#16211conquer
#16650summarize
#16683suppress
#16912throttle
#17901inhibit
#23816snip
#26128shorten
#26264jog
#30094restrain
#31755trot
#32728prune
#36343confine
#41636lop
#43430curtail
#43622truncate
#54755subdue
#60459condense
#82163abbreviate
#101576abridge
#111104trammel
#142401epitomize
#173180amputate
#225728retrench

How to use curtail in a sentence?

  1. Vivek Chattopadhyay:

    Taxes on cars and parking charges should be raised to curtail usage, and public transport should be expanded, emissions are not just related to age.

  2. Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur:

    We recognise the critical importance of infrastructure in driving economic growth but we are confronted with the constraints on public resources that require that we curtail public spending therefore it is necessary to turn to the private sector.

  3. Kazushige Kaida:

    I don’t think the Fed has any incentives to curtail its stimulus at this point, even though some market players may try to read between the lines for any signs of tapering in stimulus, i think the dollar is staying in a downtrend even though it is marking time for now.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    First, I don't believe the meeting should take place but if it is going to happen, President Trump must press Putin hard on the issue of election interference. He can't simply raise it, accept Putin's denial and then let him off the hook, second, the President must demand that the 12 Russians named in the indictment be sent to the U.S. to stand trial. And third, President Trump should not agree to weaken, lift, or curtail any of the sanctions on Russia.

  5. Police Chief James Barber:

    We will not tolerate a business facilitating illegal drug activity by selling drug paraphernalia, our efforts will curtail the ease of obtaining items needed to use crack cocaine.

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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
  • accorciareItalian
  • ಮೊಟಕುಗೊಳಿಸಿKannada
  • totope, auporoMāori
  • beknotten, bekorten, knotten, inkorten, kort houden, verkorten, kortwieken, beperkenDutch
  • tosarPortuguese
  • органичивать, сокращать, урезатьRussian
  • ograničiti, smanjiti, skratiti, stegnutiSerbo-Croatian
  • குறைத்தல்Tamil

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