Synonyms for abbreviate

Synonyms for (verb) abbreviate

Synonyms: abbreviate

Definition: shorten

Usage: Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

Similar words: reduce

Definition: make less complex

Usage: reduce a problem to a single question


Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff