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Abridge

Abridge Meaning & Definition
Abridge Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abridge?

[v] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abridge: abbreviate | contract | cut | foreshorten | reduce | shorten

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abridge: abbreviate | abstract | bereave | bleed | blot out | blue-pencil | bob | boil down | bowdlerize | brief | cancel | capsule | capsulize | censor | clip | compress | condense | contract | crop | cross out | curtail | cut | cut back | cut down | cut off | cut off short | cut short | damp | dampen | decrease | deduct | deflate | delete | depreciate | depress | deprive | deprive of | digest | diminish | disentitle | divest | dock | downgrade | drain | ease one of | edit | edit out | elide | epitomize | erase | expunge | expurgate | foreshorten | kill | lessen | lighten one of | limit | lower | milk | mine | minify | minimize | mow | narrow | nip | nutshell | omit | outline | pare | poll | pollard | prune | reap | recap | recapitulate | reduce | rescind | restrict | retrench | roll back | rub out | scale down | shave | shear | shorten | simplify | sketch | sketch out | slash | snub | step down | strike | strike off | strike out | stunt | sum up | summarize | synopsize | take away from | take from | take in | tap | telescope | trim | truncate | tune down | void

See Also | bowdlerise | bowdlerize | castrate | concentrate | condense | decrease | expurgate | lessen | minify

Abridge In Webster's Dictionary

\A*bridge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abridged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abridging}.] [OE. abregen, OF. abregier, F. abr['e]ger, fr. L. abbreviare; ad + brevis short. See {Brief} and cf. {Abbreviate}.] 1. To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. ``The bridegroom . . . abridged his visit.'' --Smollett. She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity. --Fuller. 2. To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. 3. To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.

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