Synonyms of abridge in English:

abridge

verb

  • 1 she was hired to abridge the works of Shakespeare for a children's book club
    shorten, cut, cut short, cut down, curtail, truncate, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune; abbreviate, condense, contract, compress, reduce, decrease, shrink; summarize, sum up, abstract, précis, synopsize, give a digest of, put in a nutshell, edit
    rare epitomize
    she was hired to abridge the works of Shakespeare for a children's book club
    [Antonyms] lengthen

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