HyperDic: abridge

English > 2 senses of the word abridge:
VERBchangeabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reducereduce in scope while retaining essential elements
changeabridgelessen, diminish, or curtail
abridge > pronunciation
Soundsahbrih'jh
Rhymesacknowledge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > abridge: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey won't abridge the story
Synonymsforeshorten, abbreviate, 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
Nounsabridgementa shortened version of a written work
abridgerone who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
English > abridge: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningLessen, diminish, or curtail.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"
Broaderrestrict, curtail, curb, cut backplace restrictions on

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