What is another word for shorten?

Synonyms for shorten
ˈʃɔr tnshort·en

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  1. shortenverb


  2. shortenverb


  3. shortenverb


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  1. shorten

    abbreviate, abridge, conclude, contract, curtail, hasten, hurry, limit, reduce

    continue, defer, delay, draw out, elongate, extend, lengthen, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, protract

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  1. shorten

    curtail, lessen, abridge

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  1. shortenverb

    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

    "He shortened his trip due to illness"

    bowdlerize, expurgate, abbreviate, castrate, cut, contract, abridge, reduce, foreshorten, bowdlerise


  2. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceverb

    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


  3. shortenverb

    make short or shorter

    "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"

    bowdlerize, expurgate, abbreviate, castrate, cut, contract, abridge, reduce, foreshorten, bowdlerise


  4. shortenverb

    become short or shorter

    "In winter, the days shorten"

    bowdlerize, expurgate, abbreviate, castrate, cut, contract, abridge, reduce, foreshorten, bowdlerise


  5. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenverb

    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

    "bowdlerize a novel"

    emasculate, alter, bowdlerise, neuter, reduce, cut, abridge, castrate, spay, contract, foreshorten, demasculinise, expurgate, demasculinize, bowdlerize, abbreviate


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  1. abridging

    to shorten

    i will abridge my name.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shortenverb

    abbreviate, abridge, retrench, cut short, cut down

  2. shortenverb

    lessen, diminish, reduce

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  1. shortenverb

    abridge, abbreviate, curtail, reduce, epitomize, contract, retrench, condense, diminish, limit, restrict, restrain, confine, circumscribe, dock, lop

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shorten":

    abbreviate, abridge, reduce, curtail, shortened

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  1. Donald Trump:

    The media was not treating the statements fairly, i mean, they would chop them up and then shorten the statement, and it did n’t sound proper or did n’t sound as good when they did that. It was very unfair.

  2. Gary Bettman:

    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.

  3. Briton Murray:

    I managed to shorten a lot of the points. There was some variety in there with the way the points finished, which was pleasing for me.

  4. Malcolm Turnbull:

    You only have to see the catastrophically reckless approach of Mr. Shorten to the China-Australia free trade agreement, surely one of the most important foundations of our prosperity, to know he is utterly unfit to be Prime Minister of this country and so he will be if we do not make a change.

  5. Lech Walesa:

    One should think about organizing (ourselves), press for a referendum, show in a referendum that two third are against such rule and shorten (parliament's) term.

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