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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) shorten

Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten, expurgate Definition: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate Usage: bowdlerize a novel

Hypernyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Hypernyms: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: shorten Definition: become short or shorter Usage: In winter, the days shorten

Hypernyms: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: shorten Definition: make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration Usage: He shortened his trip due to illness

Hypernyms: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Synonyms: shorten Definition: make short or shorter Usage: shorten the skirt; shorten the rope by a few inches

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue