Definition of abbreviate:
issue, cut back, cut, geld, slue, increase, take, tailor, bowdlerise, sign on, shorten, bring down, scale down, cut off, make out, lose weight, deoxidise, deoxidize, get, slew, cut down, rationalize, press, repress, abridge, swerve, undertake, narrow, come down, curve, boil down, subdue, burn, decoct, disregard, slim, tighten, veer, thin, slenderize, constrict, slim down, switch off, melt off, edit out, write out, foreshorten, ignore, contract, trim down, sign up, long, trend, hack, castrate, trim back, dilute, quash, edit, subjugate, snub, sheer, sign, keep down, rationalise, skip, bowdlerize, turn off, turn out, thin out, expurgate.
- curtail (part of speech: verb)
- contract (part of speech: verb)
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
shorten (part of speech: verb)
- study atshorten
The second does his best to abbreviate the one, and to hasten and make definite the other, yet he does not insist on hurrying changes which, to be effective, would require the active support of numbers of persons not yet ripe for them.- "On Compromise", John Morley.
- "With the Boer Forces", Howard C. Hillegas.
- "Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before", George Turner.