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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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How to use curtail in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

  4. 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.

  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.


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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