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Synonyms for curtail
kərˈteɪlcur·tail

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Wiktionary

  1. curtailverb

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

  2. curtailverb

    To cut short the tail of an animal

    Curtailing horses procured long horse-hair.

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

  3. curtailverb

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

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

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

  4. curtailverb

    To limit or restrict, keep in check.

    Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb

    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 shortverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curtailverb

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

  2. curtailverb

    Synonyms:
    diminish, lessen, decrease

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curtailverb

    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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#2868dress
#3403bound
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#17901inhibit
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#30094restrain
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#36343confine
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#43622truncate
#54755subdue
#60459condense
#82163abbreviate
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#142401epitomize
#173180amputate
#225728retrench

How to use curtail in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. David Madden:

    If they feel demand is weak, they'll curtail their advertising budget.

  3. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    As the conversation around the Supreme Court vacancy progressed, Attorney General determined that the limitations inherent in the nomination process would curtail Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman effectiveness in Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman current role, given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman asked not to be considered for the position.While Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is deeply grateful for the support and good wishes of all those who suggested Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman as a potential nominee, Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is honored to serve as Attorney General, and Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is fully committed to carrying out the work of the Department of Justice for the remainder of Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman term.

  4. United States:

    I am sure that the sanctions pressure will eventually subside, and those who will not curtail their projects in our country, succumbing to the slogans of foreign politicians, will win.

  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
  • съкращавам, скъсявам, ограничавам, подрязвамBulgarian
  • zkrátit, omezitCzech
  • forkorte, begrænseDanish
  • verkürzen, stutzen, beschränken, beschneiden, drosseln, kürzenGerman
  • truncar, limitarSpanish
  • piiramaEstonian
  • restreindre, abréger, écourterFrench
  • giorraichScottish Gaelic
  • קיצר, צִמְצֵםHebrew
  • घटानाHindi
  • accorciareItalian
  • ಮೊಟಕುಗೊಳಿಸಿKannada
  • auporo, totopeMāori
  • knotten, beknotten, beperken, kortwieken, bekorten, verkorten, kort houden, inkortenDutch
  • tosarPortuguese
  • сокращать, органичивать, урезатьRussian
  • skratiti, stegnuti, ograničiti, smanjitiSerbo-Croatian
  • குறைத்தல்Tamil

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