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abridge

a·bridge

abridge

 
 
pronunciation:
brIj
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abridges, abridging, abridged
definition 1: to shorten without removing basic contents; condense.
Some of the classic novels have been abridged so that they may be read by younger readers.
synonyms:
compress, condense, curtail, cut, cut down, digest, shorten, truncate
antonyms:
amplify, expand, extend, lengthen
similar words:
abstract, brief, contract, epitomize, summarize, synopsize
definition 2: to lessen, curtail, or deprive.
Because of this incident, the school has abridged student privileges.
synonyms:
curtail, cut, decrease, deprive, lessen, reduce
antonyms:
amplify, expand, extend
similar words:
cut out, diminish, narrow, retrench, shut off, subtract
derivations: abridgable (adj.), abridged (adj.), abridger (n.)