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abridge

  

      vb   tr  
1    to reduce the length of (a written work) by condensing or rewriting  
2    to curtail; diminish  
3    Archaic   to deprive of (privileges, rights, etc.)  
     (C14: via Old French abregier from Late Latin abbreviare to shorten)  
  abridgable, abridgeable      adj  
  abridger      n  
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abridge

  
  
abbreviate, abstract, clip, compress, concentrate, condense, contract, curtail, cut, cut down, decrease, digest, diminish, downsize, epitomize, lessen, précis, reduce, shorten, summarize, synopsize     (U.S.)   trim  
  
Antonyms     
   amplify, augment, enlarge, expand, extend, go into detail, lengthen, prolong, protract, spin out, stretch out  

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