Synonyms for abridge

Synonyms for (verb) abridge

Synonyms: abridge

Definition: lessen, diminish, or curtail

Usage: the new law might abridge our freedom of expression

Similar words: curb, curtail, cut back, restrict

Definition: place restrictions on

Usage: curtail drinking in school


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