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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)

    To become shorter.

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shorten(v. a.)

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

  2. shorten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, diminish, reduce

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    abbreviate, abridge, reduce, curtail, shortened

How to say shorten in sign language?

  1. shorten

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