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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

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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#16650summarize
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#31755trot
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#225728retrench

How to use curtail in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Naghmeh Abedini:

    These are human lives. Lives which hold inherent dignity endowed by our Creator, they are neither a mere statistic nor collateral damage in the world's attempt to curtail Iran's nuclear development. They are husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Do not forget them.

  3. Argus Research analyst Jim Kelleher:

    I expect them to sharply curtail their share repurchases until the company is in better shape financially.

  4. Paul Taylor:

    The markets are skittish. The concern is that the OPEC guys are not stepping in to curtail production and put a floor under the oil price, now the question is whether you go in and start (chipping) away at some of these names.

  5. The Egyptian:

    Leaving the situation as it is in Libya without a firm intervention to curtail these terrorist organizations would be a threat to international peace and security.


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

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