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Synonyms for shorten
ˈʃɔr tn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shorten(verb)

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

    "He shortened his trip due to illness"

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

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  2. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  3. shorten(verb)

    make short or shorter

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

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

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  4. shorten(verb)

    become short or shorter

    "In winter, the days shorten"

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

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  5. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)

    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

    "bowdlerize a novel"

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

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

Wiktionary

  1. shorten(verb)

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  2. shorten(verb)

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

  3. shorten(verb)

    Antonyms:
    lengthen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shorten

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shorten

    Synonyms:
    curtail, lessen, abridge

Editors Contribution

  1. abridging

    to shorten

    i will abridge my name.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shorten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, retrench, cut short, cut down

  2. shorten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, reduce

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shorten(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shorten":

    abbreviate, abridge, reduce, curtail, shortened

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How to use shorten in a sentence?

  1. Jack Weinstein:

    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.

  2. Kim Chol Jin:

    You can carry luggage, my wife bought me this to help shorten my commute.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    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

  4. 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.

  5. Cullen Hightower:

    Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

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