Synonyms for shorten
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
"He shortened his trip due to illness"
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
make short or shorter
"shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
become short or shorter
"In winter, the days shorten"
bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenverb
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
i will abridge my name.
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We want to see how the briefing went today and how much we learned from it, if we learned a good deal from it, it will shorten that whole process considerably.
It should help FCA and the future combined entity FCA-PSA to shorten its gap in the electric vehicles and in Asia.
It's essential that we shorten the time to recovery, support operations are already underway, and the expanded funding tools approved today will help sustain economies, companies and jobs.
Due to the complication of the situation, the President decided to shorten his visit to Switzerland and ... return to Ukraine on (Wednesday).
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.
Translations for shorten
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- kürzer werden, verkürzenGerman
- acortar, abreviar, acortarse, reducirSpanish
- raccourcir, écourterFrench
- giorraichScottish Gaelic
- 短縮, 短いJapanese
- īsināt, saīsināt, paīsinātLatvian
- скратува, крати, скусува, кусиMacedonian
- skrócić, skracaćPolish
- укоротиться, укорачивать, укоротить, сократиться, сократить, сокращать, сокращаться, укорачиватьсяRussian
- skratiti, скратитиSerbo-Croatian
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