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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:

    abbreviate, abridge, reduce, curtail, shortened

How to pronounce shorten?

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How to say shorten in sign language?

  1. shorten

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How to use shorten in a sentence?

  1. Kim Chol Jin:

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

  2. Intesa Sanpaolo analyst Monica Bosio:

    It should help FCA and the future combined entity FCA-PSA to shorten its gap in the electric vehicles and in Asia.

  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. Scott Morrison:

    I noticed Bill Shorten's frustration yesterday, but you know, that impatience is born of arrogance.


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