HyperDic: abbreviate

English > 2 senses of the word abbreviate:
VERBchangeabbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, cut, contract, reducereduce in scope while retaining essential elements
changeabbreviateshorten
abbreviate > pronunciation
Soundsahbriy'viyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > abbreviate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsabridge, foreshorten, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
Narrowerbowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
digest, condense, concentratemake more concise
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositeelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Similar toedit, cut, edit outcut and assemble the components of
Spanishabreviar, acortar, compendiar, condensar, contraer, encoger, reducir, resumir, simplificar
Catalanabreujar, contraure, contreure, encongir, escurçar
Nounsabbreviatorone who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
English > abbreviate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningshorten.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Abbreviate 'New York' and write 'NY'"
Broaderreducemake less complex
Spanishabreviar
Catalanabreviar
Nounsabbreviationa shortened form of a word or phrase
abbreviatorone who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work

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