Definition of Abridge in English :

Define Abridge in English

Abridge meaning in English

Meaning of Abridge in English

Pronunciation of Abridge in English

Abridge pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abridge in English


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1. abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Example Sentences:
'The manuscript must be shortened'

2. abridge

lessen, diminish, or curtail

Example Sentences:
'the new law might abridge our freedom of expression'

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see synonyms of abridge
verb (transitive)
to reduce the length of (a written work) by condensing or rewriting
to curtail; diminish
3. archaic
to deprive of (privileges, rights, etc)

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see synonyms of abridge
verb transitiveWord forms: aˈbridged or aˈbridging
to reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
to shorten (a piece of writing) while preserving its substance; condense
to lessen or curtail (rights, authority, etc.)
4.  Rare
to deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc.

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see synonyms of abridge
tr.v. a·bridged, a·bridg·ing, a·bridg·es
1. To reduce the length of (a written text); condense: The editor abridged the manuscript by cutting out two chapters. See Synonyms at shorten.
2. To limit; curtail: an unconstitutional law that abridged the rights of citizens.

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