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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. 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. Bjarni Torfason:

    The point is to effectively shorten the bond for the investor, it doesn’t guarantee they will get their money back when the coupon steps-up, but it makes it very likely they will get their money back at that time and otherwise provides them with a high coupon bond that could likely be sold at a good price.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    The election will be called in April and the election will be held in May. We're not doing this with any haste and we're not doing it with any delay, i noticed Bill Shorten's frustration yesterday, but you know, that impatience is born of arrogance.

  4. Judith Sherman:

    The results, once they are available, they need to be brought back to the health facility and communicated to the mother and while many efforts have been made to shorten each leg of that continuum, we need to do better. Mothers are still waiting up to two months for those test results and that can be a very long period in an HIV positive infant's life.

  5. George Madhavan:

    That means that ideally, we don't sell you water. We rent you water. We take it back, we clean it. We're like a laundry service. Then you can multiply your supply of water many, many times, the water that you drink today is the same water that dinosaurs drank. We don't create or destroy water. It just goes around. So we are using engineering to shorten the loop.


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