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Synonyms of abridge in English:


  • the editor reserves the right to abridge letters to fit the space available
    shorten, cut, cut short/down, curtail, truncate, lessen, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune;
    abbreviate, condense, contract, compress, reduce, decrease, diminish, shrink;
    summarize, give a summary of, sum up, abstract, give an abstract of, precis, give a precis of, synopsize, give a synopsis of, digest, give a digest of, outline, give an outline of, sketch, put in a nutshell, edit
    rare epitomize
    [Antonyms] lengthen, expand on, pad out
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    abridge, shorten, abbreviate, truncate, curtail
    See shorten
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