make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
"He shortened his trip due to illness"
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, reduce, hack, compress, tailor, quash, disregard, cut back, sign up, turn out, lose weight, slew, rationalise, switch off, castrate, prune, melt off, trim down, scale down, contract, condense, compact, thin, slim down, geld, rationalize, make out, abridge, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, abbreviate, turn off, keep down, cut, subdue, cut down, dilute, burn, subjugate, get, shrink, edit, edit out, come down, repress, press, write out, thin out, swerve, boil down, snub, slenderize, trend, curve, deoxidize, sheer, concentrate, undertake, veer, decoct, slim, trim back
make short or shorter
"shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
become short or shorter
"In winter, the days shorten"
bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
i will abridge my name.
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How to use shorten in a sentence?
The first question the judge asks himself is, 'If I release this person now or shorten the sentence now, will he be a greater danger to the community?' and the statistics say very clearly no.
You can carry luggage, my wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.
Bitterness, hatred, anxiety and things like that often make life unenjoyable or unpalatable and they can shorten your life span. Oh! yes, you heard me right. But, interestingly happiness, true love, calmness and stuffs like that do make one's life enjoyable or palatable and they lead to longevity eventually. So come on, be happy and loveful all-round, no matter your present condition. ~Emeasoba George
We have a fairly large escrow to be made up, and until we do, the cap is basically flat, the increase in value obviously is going to shorten the timeframe that perhaps many had projected when we did the return to play for last season and extended the collective bargaining agreement.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
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- kürzer werden, verkürzenGerman
- abreviar, acortar, acortarse, reducirSpanish
- écourter, raccourcirFrench
- giorraichScottish Gaelic
- 短縮, 短いJapanese
- paīsināt, saīsināt, īsinātLatvian
- крати, куси, скусува, скратуваMacedonian
- skrócić, skracaćPolish
- укорачиваться, сокращать, сократиться, укоротиться, укоротить, укорачивать, сократить, сокращатьсяRussian
- скратити, skratitiSerbo-Croatian
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